Modern Roots: A Survey of Latin American Art from the Collection

Oct 13, 1pm - 5pm

Modern Roots: A Survey of Latin American Art from the Collection photo

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), the museum will showcase objects from its collection by modern and contemporary artists hailing from the diverse Latin American cultures of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. The exhibition will focus on both figurative traditions and innovative explorations of abstraction, with surreal motifs and conceptual considerations rounding out the overview. Artists include those well known in the history of art, such as Roberto Matta-Echaurren, Alfredo Jaar, Ana Mendieta, Beatriz Milhazes, and Rufino Tamayo, as well as those recently emerging or re-discovered. The exhibition as a whole honors the myriad contributions of Latinx communities to the visual arts. 

Organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

Image:  Daniela Rossell, Alicia Oscar (detail), 2002, from the series Third World Blondes Have More Money, dye coupler print, 59 x 78 in. Weatherspoon Art Museum; Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, 2010.

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