When: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6, 2019
Mel Casas: Human presents six large paintings by the late San Antonio–based artist Mel Casas, co-founder of the Chicano art group Con Safo. Casas is best known for pointed visual statements that question cultural stereotypes and portrayals of Mexican Americans in the media. Selected exhibitions include his participation in the 1975 Whitney Biennial and, in the 1990s, the landmark traveling exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965–1985. Mel Casas: Human is presented in tandem with Pop América, 1965–1975, in which the artist is also featured; the two exhibitions mark the premiere of the artist’s work at the McNay.