Maricruz Gutierrez ’14

Major: Archaeology and Art History.Minor:Spanish. Hometown:Rio Grande City, Texas.


Black Fellow in Chicano Art

Mexican Museum | San Francisco, California

Week 8:
Mexican Museum


September 6, 2013 | Well being my last week of my fellowship, I only did artist interviews in Los Angeles. I became more independent as I finished my internship with the Mexican Museum but still continue with my research in Chicano/a art. Even though I would only stay less than a week, I had a busy schedule. Even though […]

Week 7:
Mexican Museum


August 28, 2013 | This week I said farewell to everyone at the museum. I was able to talk to Marlena Cannon, who also served as my mentor at the museum, about her previous experiences such as her education and amount of internships. Before she got her Master’s in Museum Studies, she did a certificate program in London. I […]

Week 6:
Mexican Museum


August 21, 2013 | Finally we were able to finish preparing the information required for the upcoming exhibition at the Mexican Museum. The next step will be to prepare a display of related prints that will be featured in the future. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was assigned to looking into the files for past donors at the museum with the intention of developing a database rather […]

Week 5:
Mexican Museum


August 15, 2013 | As I continued to work on the exhibition this week, I focused on doing biographies of the artists in the upcoming exhibition. These artists were more directly related to my Chicano art research. But the museum is not the only place or venue for art.  Brenda Mejia ’15 and I took a mural tour in Mission District hosted by a member […]

Week 4:
Mexican Museum


August 7, 2013 | The fourth week, surprisingly, was shorter than the previous weeks in San Francisco. Along with other interns, I worked on the three timelines for three days. Since the museum holds Mexican and Latino art collections, each timeline had to be in English and Spanish. I continued to work on Jose Guadalupe Posada’s timeline and began […]

Week 3:
Mexican Museum


July 30, 2013 | For the last couple of days, the Mexican Museum has been an exciting place to be because they’re going through a process of approval for a new museum site. The site will be located in an area with a large Latino community where the exhibitions can have a new audience with an invested interest in the subject matter. The […]

Week 2:
Mexican Museum


July 23, 2013 | From week one into week two, I spent my days emailing Chicano artists in the Bay area or close to San Francisco to hold an interview with them.  Even though there is a great amount of Chicano artists located at San Francisco, I wanted to make sure I would meet the primary artists that took […]

Week 1:
Mexican Museum


July 16, 2013 | This small-town girl has finally arrived in one of the country’s well known cities: San Francisco. It took me a day or two to come back to reality that this was happening! I am lucky that my Cornellian friend, Brenda Mejia ’15 gave me a informative tour! I completely fell in love with the diversity […]