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…OF THE AMERICAS
August 26, 2015 - May 27, 2018
Latin American Art Is American Art.
Abstraction, conceptualism, the politics of identity: these are the territories of contemporary art in America. Not surprisingly, these concerns belong to artists of many backgrounds with diverse personal histories. Contemporary Latin American Art focuses on the ways Latino artists have carved out a place within the mainstream of art history or have positioned themselves against it. Figures like Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, and José Clemente Orozco have become highly visible, but countless others from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Jamaica, Ecuador and elsewhere have contributed to the complex story of contemporary art. Reflecting aspects of gender, diaspora, poetics, and political commentary, these artists address the reality of life in the 20th and 21st centuries.
This exhibition is part of our Accessible Art Program, designed to provide access to our exhibitions and collections for blind and low-vision visitors. Each of the works below has an audio description by our Museum Education staff and volunteers. Follow the links below and click on the sound files to here the audio descriptions for these items.