The Benson Latin American Collection

George Rivera Papers, 1990-2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator Rivera, George
Title George Rivera Papers
Dates 1990-2011
Abstract The personal papers of the artist, curator, and educator George Rivera include materials related to exhibitions curated by or including Rivera, as well as collected materials and written works.
Accession No. 2011-21
OCLC Record No.
Extent 11 linear inches plus two flat files
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

George Rivera is an artist, professor, art critic and curator. Rivera received his B.A. from the University of Houston in 1966, and his M.A. from the same institution in 1968. He subsequently received his Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York in 1972. Rivera is a Fulbright Scholar and professor of Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices and integrated arts at the University of Colorado Boulder. Rivera's work focuses on Chicano art, and he has curated exhibitions throught the United States as well as internationally.

Scope and Contents Note

The George Rivera papers measure 11 linear inches and include materials related to art exhibits curated by and featuring Rivera, as well as written works and collected materials. The bulk of the collection consists of printed exhibition catalogs and fliers, as well as newspaper articles and clippings related to various exhibits. Also included in the collection are several children’s books authored by Rivera, and various publications in which he is mentioned. The collection is organized in three series: Exhibitions, Written Works, and Collected Materials.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The George Rivera Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Rivera, George--Archives
Mexican American art--Exhibitions
Mexican American art--History--Sources
Mexican American art--Catalogs
Mexican American artists

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: George Rivera Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Exhibitions, 1992-2011, N.d.

1 Catalogs, 1992-2011, N.d.
1 Exhibition Catalogs, 1992-1998
Chicano/Latino Art: Images in the Age of AIDS, 1992
Noche De Muertos: Chicano Journey into a Michoacan Night, 1993
Mexican Art: Images in the Age of AIDS, 1994
1598, 1848, 1898: Conquest and Consequences, 1998
2 Exhibition Catalogs, 2003-2006
Los Que Hacen los Suenos, 2003
Subasta de Arte Mordeno y Contemporaneo, 2003
Encuentros, 2004
Cultural Signs 1, Cultural Signs 2, 2006
3 Exhibition Catalogs, 2006-2007
Visualizations Sin Fronteras, 2006
Deconstructing War, 2006
Insurgence: A Discourse on Social Change, 2007
Centers and Borders: Artwork from China and the United States, 2007
4 Exhibition Catalogs, 2007-2008
Centers and Borders: From ABC to XYZ Sino-American Artists Joint Exhibition, 2007
The Wall, The War, and Waiting for Peace: Photographs by Palestinian Children in Refugee Camps, 2007
Displaced, 2007
Post Tractatus: Art in Amazonia, 2008
5 Exhibition Catalogs, 2008-2009
From This Side: Images on Immigration from the United States, 2008
Art and Social Change: Land, Culture, and Memory, 2008
Dias de Fiesta: Image and Sound, 2008
Dias en la Feria, Evolution: Past to Present, 2009
6 Exhibition Catalogs, 2009-2011
Reflections: Art of Text and Image, 2009
Death: Art from the United States, 2009
The Raven, Terror and Death: [An}Other Artistic Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, 2010
Art and Displacement, 2011
7 Exhibition Catalogs, N.d.
Antiwar: Art by Chicanos and Latinos, N.d.
Arte Chicano: una propuesta grafica, N.d.
Children of Gush Katif: Art About Memory of Home; Children of Nitsaney Katif: Photographs of Their Present Home, N.d.
Crisis, Dreams, and the Aesthetic Imagination, N.d.
8 Exhibition Catalogs, N.d.
Mexican Painting: An Other View, N.d.
Of Work and Earth, N.d.
Transitions: Visualizations on Social and Ecological Change, N.d.
2 Fliers and Brochures, 2001-2009, N.d.
1 Exhibition Fliers and Brochures, 2001-2004
2 Exhibition Fliers and Brochures, 2005-2009, N.d.
Press, 2001-2003, N.d.
3 News Clippings, 2001-2003, N.d.
Correspondence, 2000-2003
4 Exhibition Correspondence, 2000-2003
OV Oversize Materials, 2001-2009, N.d.
1 Newspapers, 2001-2009, N.d.
Oversize folder housed with collection.
2 Exhibition Posters, 2003-2004, N.d.
Oversize folder housed in Drawer 14.


Written Works, 1990, 2001-2009, N.d.

box folder
2 5 HIV/AIDS: Images of Hispanic Youth, 1990
6 Adventures of Cholo, Vato, and Pano, 2001-2009, N.d.


Collected Materials, 2003-2006, N.d.

box folder
2 7 Publications, 2003
8 Ephemera, 2006, N.d.
9 Artnauts calendar, 2003
10 Poems of Arturo Fuentes, 2003
11 Program of work, N.d.
12 Terapia Familia Sistemica Information, N.d.