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.
MoMA at El Museo: Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
March 4–July 25, 2004 The Museum of Modern Art
- El Museo del Barrio
José R. AliceaAmerican, born Puerto Rico 19281 exhibition, 3 works online
Carlos AlonsoArgentine, born 19291 exhibition, 1 work online
Alexandre ArrecheaCuban, born 19704 exhibitions, 5 works online
Álvaro BarriosColombian, born 19453 exhibitions, 28 works online
- There are 93 artists in this exhibition online.