Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Sept. 21, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015
The exhibition explores the idea that we are “a nation of immigrants” by considering the varied contributions of Latino artists to American art and culture from the mid-20th century to the present. Featuring nearly 100 works across all media by some of the leading contemporary artists working in the United States, the exhibition will examine how their works express an evolving American experience. Latino artists across the United States were galvanized by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. They created new images of their communities and celebrated hybrid cultural traditions. Approaching their practice with humor, irony, and valor, Latino artists critically probed American history and popular culture, revealing the possibilities and tensions of expansionism, migration, and settlement.
Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters
Oct. 12, 2014 – Feb. 1, 2015
The exhibition showcases the ideals, individualism, and intertwining artistic lives of modern Mexican artists. Composed of 30 paintings and works on paper by nearly 20 artists, the exhibition highlights their varied responses to the post-revolutionary call for a distinctly Mexican visual art. Arte Mexicano will cover a wide range of artists active throughout the 20th century, and will trace the impact of the Mexican Revolution, as well as the influence of Mexican muralism, pre-Columbian traditions, and European artistic movements. The show hopes to bring a fresh perspective to popular conceptions of Mexican art by showcasing a variety of artists working throughout Mexico and the United States—including Diego Rivera, Gunther Gerzso, Carlos Merida, Remedios Varo, and Alejandro Santiago—and consider their interpretations of Mexican, modern, and personal identities.
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