Los Angeles Times | Sarah Mosqueda

There is quite a bit of familiar imagery in the works at Chapman University’s Hilbert Museum of California Art, which boasts one of the largest collections of California narrative art and reopened in Orange on Feb. 22, after a three-year remodel.

The Hilbert has tripled in size with nine new exhibitions across 26 galleries that include pieces by some of Southern California’s most well-known artists illustrating life in the Golden State.

But when I turn the corner in an exhibit featuring California Chicano artist Emigdio Vasquez, my eyes settle on a singular work that reminds me the most of home: “Menudo Still Life.”

(Photo credit: Sarah Mosqueda)

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