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Join Fine Arts Curator Amy Hammond and artist Marta Sanchez to learn about the evolution of Marta’s work over her 40-year career. Amy and Marta will highlight “Retablo para Ruhamah”, a work that was accessioned to the fine art collection in 1996. Painted in the Mexican tradition of an ex-voto, this portrait celebrates friendship and gathering.

Marta earned an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a BFA in painting from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for over seventeen years and now teaches at St. Joseph University. She participated in “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge,” which traveled throughout the United States from 2001 to 2006, as well as Cheech Marin’s exhibition, “Chicanitas/size does not matter,” featuring small works from his collection. She is co-founder of the grassroots organization “Cascarones Por La Vida,” which assists families affected by HIV/AIDS. Her most recent sculptural work for the northern part of the City of Philadelphia is a series of 100 ft steel installations titled “Reclaiming Gurney Street”. The piece was commissioned by the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Entrepreneurs to reclaim an opioid encampment to build a public rails and trails project for the community.

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

The State Museum has reopened with limited hours and with limited timed tickets. Visit statemuseumpa.org/reopening for more information regarding reopening.

Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.

Jun 4, 2021 12:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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