The House on Mango Street:
Artists Interpret Community
Group Show featuring a wall installation
by Hugo Crosthwaite
17 April - 23 August 2015
National Museum of Mexican Art
Chicago, Illinois

The National Museum Of Mexican Art presents an exhibition inspired by the novel, The House on Mango Street by the accomplished Mexican-American author, Sandra Cisneros. Narrated in a series of vignettes, the book tells the story of a young girl growing up in a Latino neighborhood of Chicago. Published in 1984, The House on Mango Street continues to resonate with readers from all walks of life and is read in classrooms everywhere - from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country. The exhibition, like the novel, highlights many of the issues facing adolescents growing up in metropolitan areas. The artwork explores common experiences as perceived in working class neighborhoods across the U.S., and will feature some of the major themes of the book, including: hope, personal dreams, disillusionment, family, community, home, identity, relationships, gender roles, and coming of age.

Hugo Crosthwaite, The House on Mango Street

Untitled - Girl in Airplane / House on Mango Street
mixed media on plaster wall
12 x 10 feet