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O'Kane Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for Latinx Art

An opening reception recently was held for “Close to Home: Latinx and Identity.”

The exhibition at the O’Kane Gallery showcases Latinx Art and celebrates the political, spiritual and familial identities of this growing segment of the global population. “Close to Home” assembles 48 prints from an extensive collection owned by Drs. Harriett & Ricardo Romo and will be on view through April 11.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.