This collaborative exhibition, organized by a curatorial team from MoMA and El Museo del Barrio, provides an historical overview of MoMA’s collection of Latin American art. The presentation at El Museo del Barrio comprises over 100 works in various media, including painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and artists’ books. The first section includes major paintings and drawings by Mexicans Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, acquired by the Museum in the 1930s. The next section highlights works from throughout Latin America—by artists including Antonio Berni, Frida Kahlo, and Wifredo Lam—acquired after the creation of the Museum’s Inter-American Fund in 1942. The third focuses on the 1960s, with particular emphasis on drawings and prints by such artists as León Ferrari, Gego, and Marisol. The exhibition culminates in a presentation of the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, as it continues to collect contemporary works in various media by artists including Cildo Meireles, Vik Muniz, Gabriel Orozco, and Doris Salcedo. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring essays by the curators and a range of educational programs accompany the exhibition.
- El Museo del Barrio El Museo del Barrio
Mira SchendelBrazilian, born Switzerland. 1919–198815 exhibitions, 60 works online
Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)Venezuelan, born Germany. 1912–199425 exhibitions, 73 works online
Gonzalo DiazChilean, born 19473 exhibitions, 1 work online
Antonio MartorellAmerican, born Puerto Rico 19391 exhibition, 3 works online
- There are 93 artists in this exhibition online.