Aztec Sculpture, KCOR

The bold, angular Aztec mask became the unique face of KCOR-TV in San Antonio, Texas. The imposing concrete mask, attributed to artist Pedro Teran, complimented the station's mid-century modern building, celebrated the Mexican roots of founder and owner Raoul A. Cortez, and announced to employees and passersby that KCOR, which later became KWEX-TV Channel 41, served the Mexican American community. Teran had several commissions in the city including monumental black light paintings at the Alameda Theater, which opened in 1949. Many of the acts that appeared on KCOR radio and television also played the Alameda Theater.
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concrete (overall material)
pinkish beige (overall color)
overall: 44 in x 31 3/8 in x 7 in; 111.76 cm x 79.6925 cm x 17.78 cm
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Gift of Univision Communications, Inc.
Radio and television broadcasting
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KCOR Radio and Television
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History