Aztec Sculpture, KCOR

Aztec Sculpture, KCOR

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Description
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.
Object Name
sculpture
date made
1955-1957
Physical Description
concrete (overall material)
pinkish beige (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 44 in x 31 3/8 in x 7 in; 111.76 cm x 79.6925 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
2015.0002.01
catalog number
2015.0002.01
accession number
2015.0002
Credit Line
Gift of Univision Communications, Inc.
subject
Latino
Radio and television broadcasting
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KCOR Radio and Television
Exhibition
Artifact Walls
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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