December 2018 through March 2019:
Join San José Public Library’s California Room and San José State University's Africana, Asian American, Chicano and Native American Studies Center (AAACNA) as we celebrate San José’s history of lowriding through photographs, film and other historical memorabilia.
About the Exhibit:
The art of lowriding has deep roots in Chicano history and culture. San José was home to a vibrant lowrider scene, centered around the famous east-side intersection of Story and King. It was also the birthplace of the legendary Lowrider Magazine. Locally founded by Sonny Madrid and company, this unique publication documented not just the controversial culture of cruisin', but the sociopolitical issues facing contemporary Mexican-American culture.
This exhibit features three speaker panel events:
- Out of the Past: San José's Lowrider History being held on January 15, 2019
- Lowrider Culture and Society being held on February 16, 2019
- Low & Slow: The Future of Lowriding in San José being held on March 16, 2019
Photo Credit: Maria Herrera