Art

"Estrella Studio: Posed Portraits"

When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30 2016

A historical and culturally poignant collaboration between mother and daughter, this exhibit is really something special, even on a list of special things to behold. Diana Rodríguez Gíl began serving as an assistant to her mother, Bertha Gíl Rodríguez, at a very early age, back in her hometown of Eagle Pass. Bertha eventually relocated to San Antonio (in 1950) and started Estrella Studio on Dolorosa Street (which ran until the late 1970s). In this series of historically and personality-rich photographs, some of them originally taken as required identity photos for non- citizens, we see the work produced by both Bertha and Diana as an important and compelling documentation of the evolving immigrant experience and the Mexican American experience as a whole.

Price: Free