Gallery Talk on Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist

gallery view of three large portraits of maternal figures with halos

Installation view, Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, October 16, 2021 – April 24, 2022. Photo: Studio MAHA.

Free with Museum admission.

Tour the exhibition Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist with Nidhi Gandhi, curatorial and programs associate.

Artist and activist Yolanda López (1942–2021) created portraits that have become icons of feminist and working-class empowerment. This exhibition examines López’s profound influence as an artist who radically reimagined representations of women in Chicano/a/x culture and society at large, and highlights the formative role the Bay Area played in López’s artistic output and activism.