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  • Mercedes Gutierrez-McDermid, Calvin Tondre, Rolando Castellon, Jan Evans, Rita Yokoi and Joan Hanson

    Oakland Museum of California

    The Oakland Museum, which recently had a show by five black artists, seems to be seeking out the work of social groups that are underrepresented in museums. We have just had “Artes de la Raza,” presenting the work of 21 artists of Hispanic ancestry and culture, and a show by three women artists. Among the Chicanos, Mercedes Gutierrez-McDermid, who also happens to be a woman, was a real find. Her mixed-media construction The Definitive American Bull was a mischievously funny Rube Goldberg device, the work of a gifted humorist.

    Also worthy of special mention is Calvin Tondre, whose 18 ink drawings,

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