Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
This thesis explores the path-breaking art installations and attendant writing of Amalia Mesa-Bains, who fused the home altar traditions of Mexican and Chicana women with contemporary considerations of identity politics and hybridity, naming the form domesticana. It situates her practice within a trajectory of feminist art.
Hermo, Carmen del Valle, "Altar/Installations by Amalia Mesa-Bains in a Feminist Context" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.