Debuting at the California Museum, Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolucion en los Campos is a new traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution exploring the life and legacy of the iconic Latina activist who broke barriers for more than six decades, starting with her work advocating for farm workers’ rights in the 1960s and 1970s.
Inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition, One Life: Dolores Huerta, the bilingual exhibit includes reproductions of historic photographs, downloadable smartphone app and a documentary video.
As part of the inaugural installation, the California Museum’s presentation features hands-on civic engagement activities and supplemental artifacts on loan from Huerta’s personal collection and other institutions further illustrating her ground-breaking but often overlooked achievements and the history of California’s farm worker movement.
On view at the California Museum March 9 through July 7, visit the California Museum website for more information and related programming.
[IMAGE: Jon Lewis, Dolores Huerta with a bullhorn, 1965 © Yale University. All rights reserved.]