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Content Description The Rudy Padilla Paño Art Collection, 1974-2012, contains documents, photos, and media related to the New Mexican curator and prison arts educator Rudy Padilla, and his museum dedicated to showcasing the paño art form, The Hourglass Museum. Paños are illustrations drawn or painted on handkerchiefs and emerged from within West Coast and Southwest prisons with a predominately Chicano population. The collection houses Padilla’s incoming correspondence, administrative documents on the operations of...
Dates: 1974-2012; Majority of material found in 1990-2004
Found in: National Hispanic Cultural Center