'Visual Clave' curators to discuss Latinx album cover art

Latin music album covers

Art curators Philip Scher and Pablo Yglesias will talk about their exhibition, “Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience Through Album Cover Art: 1940-1990,” during an event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the Ford Lecture Hall of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

The two plan to discuss how Latinx album cover art portrays the cultural and political aspects of Latinx presence in the U.S. The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies is putting on the event, which will also include live music by the band Malanga at 4:30 p.m. and light refreshments.

Scher is a UO professor of anthropology and folklore and public culture and divisional dean for social sciences, and Yglesias is a Cuban-American researcher, writer, musician, artist and DJ from Northampton, Massachusetts.

The Visual Clave exhibit will be featured at the museum until April 21.

This presentation is part of the 2019 CLLAS Research Series. For more information, visit jsma.uoregon.edu/visualclave and read the Around The O story “Latinx album covers invite people to look at art in a new way.” Also, see an interview with Scher on UO Today.