Border Crossing/Cruzando el Rio Bravo

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Plaque for the San Diego sculpture

Border Crossing/Cruzando el Rio Bravo, or Border Crossing (Cruzando el Rio Bravo),[1] is a sculpture by Luis Jiménez. It depicts a Mexican man carrying his wife and their baby on his shoulders as they cross the Rio Grande.[2][3]

One fiberglass copy, completed in 1989, was purchased by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and San Diego Museum of Art and installed in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden.[3][4] Others are part of the collections of the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, Texas),[5] the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,[6] and the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico).[7] Two others are installed at Iowa State University[8] in Ames, Iowa and The University of Texas at San Antonio.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "A new mile-high icon". The Denver Post. 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ SNOW, SHAUNA (1992-04-28). "Chicano Artist Alters Stereotypes: Art: Luis Jimenez brings a human dimension to undocumented workers and lowriders. Some of his work is showing in Venice". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  3. ^ a b Gaugh, Catherine. "At SDMA, a move from the vault to the open air". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ "Border Crossing/Cruzando El Rio Bravo – Works – eMuseum". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  5. ^ "Cruzando El Rio Bravo [Border Crossing] · Blanton Museum of Art Collections". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  6. ^ "Border Crossing (Cruzando el Rio Bravo)". Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  7. ^ "New Mexico Tells New Mexico History | Border Crossing". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  8. ^ "Iowa State University". Retrieved 2020-06-08.