The Park City Museum is thrilled to host the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s new bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibition, Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos from May 15 to August 8, 2021 in the Tozer Gallery. The exhibition explores the compelling story of legendary civil rights leader Dolores Huerta and her ground-breaking work as co-founder of the United Farm Workers’ Union. In her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.
The exhibit details Huerta’s life from her early influences—such as her mother Alicia and mentor Fred Ross who led to her groundbreaking time as the female voice in the traditionally male-dominated farm workers’ movement—through the United Farm Workers’ grape boycotts and landmark agreements with the grape-growing conglomerates. The exhibition will also feature many of the people who worked with Huerta on the farm workers’ movement, including fellow organizers Larry Itliong and César Chávez and artistic contributors like Xavier Viramontes and El Teatro Campesino.
Included with the exhibit is a free, user-friendly, mobile tour smart phone app featuring interviews with Huerta, and a short bilingual documentary video.
Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.