There Isn't Any Chicano Essay

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As I enter the museum, I saw huge white walls, which made up the whole museum. I thought it was quite elegant looking and incredible because of the color of the museum, white. Not to mention, it is located in the mountains of Los Angeles with a gorgeous view and awesome location. But I couldn’t help but notice that there isn’t any Chicana/o are pieces at all. Why aren’t there any art pieces that have to do with Chicana/o? Especially since the museum gets a lot of tourists from around the world, including people from Mexico and people from the Spanish culture. Why are they being excluded from the art works? Don’t the artist have the right to be notice by other people around the world like the other artists that are being presented?
While walking around and looking at the art pieces that the Getty, I felt lucky for being able to go to a museum that was filled with so many pieces that come from centuries ago. Being able to go back to the past and see how the world was before. Although, I did felt uncomfortable and felt that I didn’t belong because of the people I was surrounded in. All the people that were primarily there were tourist with their high end clothing and people that seem/act that they were important and better than everyone else. I asked the question myself of why I felt that I didn’t belong. I mean, I should be able to feel comfortable since I come from Los Angeles and I am equal to the other people that were there. Although, I know that I shouldn’t feel this way because the world is fill with people from different social class. Whether it’s upper class, middle class, and lower class. I’ve been to different places that have many people that seem to have money and have high status. I mean there is nothing wrong with that since they are just people living their own lives. Anyways, going back to the museum, all I saw were art pieces from Europe and a photographer name Abelardo Morell who was born in Cuba and then moved to the United States with his family, which made no connection with the European art. So why was Morell’s photography shown in the museum? What made his photography so special than the other art works such as the Chicano art?
I believe that the Chicana/o art isn’t being appreciate by the American society or isn’t acceptable. The Chicana/o art has been in this country for years but yet no recognitions of the art pieces in the museums. There are some exhibitions here and there but rarely at the big museums such as the Getty. The impression that the museum is leaving is that there is no room for Chicana/o art and no need to explore the cultures that they have to offer. This is sort of a reason why I didn’t feel as comfortable...

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