Inland Empire News | Latino Art Museum Opening Reception

December 11, 2015

By: Megan Gonzalez

"Don Quixote a Deconstruction" serves as a keyhole into the creative and colorful perspective of Rodrigo Palacios. This exhibition runs from December 4th to December 31st at the Latino Art Museum on 330 South Thomas Street in Pomona, CA. There will be a holiday show during the Pomona Art Walk on December 12th from 4p.m. to 9p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. 

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For non-Spanish speakers or those unfamiliar with the Spanish Golden Age (which is probably most of us), Don Quixote is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, which is known as one of the greatest novels ever published. The general idea of the novel is about the main character, Don Quixote, who is caught up in a fantasy world. He reads novels about romantic chivalry and becomes embedded in the stories that it turns into a sort of madness. He doesn’t understand the reality of the real world. The novel is read as a satire to most, but the meaning does vary from reader to reader.

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The same goes for Mr. Palacios’s exhibit, as it does with most art. The name says it’s the destruction of the man, Don Quixote. From what I could gather Palacios is showing the Don Quixote in all of us. Like with all the images presented to us on a daily basis, we are caught up in a fantasy of our own perceptions. Since the media is so all encompassing of our lives, these illusions created by others become a reality and turn into a sort of madness where images mean nothing but everything at the same time. So comes the "Don Quixote a Deconstruction"—the destruction of fantasy. Palacios images are his last attempt to create an alternate reality for viewers where images are obscure and full of color.

For more information about Palacios’s exhibits go here, and for more information about the Latino Art Museum visit To contact the museum call them at 909-620-6009 or email

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