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Emmanuel Ortega awarded a $40,000 NEA Grant

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Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas Emmanuel Ortega has been awarded a $40,000 grand from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the exhibition he is curating, Contemporary Ex Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium, at the New Mexico State University Art Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The exhibition will be on view from Sept. 30–Dec. 22, 2022, and features artworks by Xochi Solis, Yvette Mayorga, José Villalobos, Daisy Ureña Quezada, Francisco Guevara, Krystal Ramirez, Dan Hernández, Guadalupe Maravilla, Justin Favela, John Jota Leaños, Eric J. Garcia, and Sandy Rodriguez. More information about the exhibition can be found here, and Prof. Ortega was interviewed by Hyperallergic as part of their feature story on this year's NEA recipients.