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Recruitment brochure for Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH), ca. 1975. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
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Recruitment brochure for Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH), ca. 1975. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
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Recruitment brochure for Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH), ca. 1975. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
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Jonas Dovydena (b. 1939), photographer. Wall mural in the predominantly Mexican American Little Village neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (052.00.00)
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El Movimiento Artístico Chicano

El Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) was founded by Victor Sorell (b. 1944) and José Gonzales (b. 1933) in Indiana in 1972, and later chartered in Chicago in 1975. The organization promoted Midwestern Latino artists, emphasizing their ties to community. It created a variety of exhibits in partnership with organizations such as the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. MARCH also held art workshops for urban Latino youth and supported the creation of socially-conscious and historically-themed murals in the Chicago area. It published this recruitment brochure, with the organization’s distinctive logo, and with assistance from the Illinois Arts Council, a quarterly journal titled Abrazo. The journal presented photos, arts, poems, and short stories.