CMAS PlaticArte: Amado Peña, Jr.

Join us for a special PlaticArte featuring a conversation with renowned visual artist, Amado Peña, Jr.

Amado Maurilio Peña, Jr. was born in Laredo, Texas. He studied art and education at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville), where he received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.

Amado Peña, Jr. is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is inspired by places such as Canyon de Chelly, Spider Rock, Monument Valley, Enchanted Mesa, Acoma, and Black Mesa. These sites are part of an enduring landscape that speaks of the ancient heritage of a region that is now known as Arizona and New Mexico.

Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program.


Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Gordon White Building (GWB), 2.206 (Multipurpose Room)
210 24TH ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

World & Culture


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public




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