Miriam Basilio, an associate professor of art history and museum studies at New York University, discusses Lincoln Kirstein’s role in the collection, exhibition, and understanding of art from Latin America in the early 1940s. How did Kirstein’s experiences and acquisitions in Latin America support or challenge emerging ideas of “Latin American art?” The conversation is moderated by Inés Katzenstein, Curator of Latin American Art and director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America.
This session meets in Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern, Floor 3.
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