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    Sam Z. Coronado Ennis, Texas, 1946 – Austin, Texas, 2013 *Pan Dulce* [*Sweet Bread*], 1988 Screenprint Gift of Gilberto Cárdenas, 2017 Latinx artists have long adopted, transformed, and continued traditions in their work. Sam Coronado illustrates the importance of cultural memory in this homage to Mexican sweet breads, whose inventive shapes are instantly recognizable. In this print, two "conchas," named after their shell-like exterior, are placed on a table and cast long morning shadows. Typically served during breakfast, pan dulce comes from a century-long practice of pastry-making in Mexico, adapted from European techniques. Mexican American-owned "panaderías" in the United States cater to the community by offering the same treats found in Mexico. A Texas native, Sam Coronado opened Coronado Studio in Austin in 1991 after participating in the Experimental Atelier Program at Self Help Graphics. In 1993, he began his own residency program called Serie Project, where he invited groups of artists from the Latinx community to collaborate and produce their own prints.

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