Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art, 1912–1974

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

To celebrate the Museum's recent publication Alfredo Boulton and his Contemporaries: Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art, 1912–1974, Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at MoMA, moderates a panel discussion on Venezuelan art and architecture of that time period. The panel brings together Hugo Achugar, poet, essayist and professor of Spanish at the University of Miami; Carlos Brillembourg, architect; Sofia Vollmer de Maduro of the Alberto Vollmer Foundation in Caracas; and Edward Sullivan, professor of Fine Arts at New York University, to provide an overview of Venezuelan art, architecture, and cultural history in relation to the period addressed by the publication and the writings of Alfredo Boulton and his contemporaries. The panel is followed by a reception in the Education and Research Building, where the book will be available for purchase.

This program is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

The publication
Alfredo Boulton and His Contemporaries: Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art, 1912-1974 was generously sponsored by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional support was provided by Mercantil Servicios Financieros (Venezuela), Ignacio and Luis Alfonso Oberto, The Reed Foundation, Juan Ignacio Parra, the Alberto Vollmer Foundation Inc., Jean Hartley Boulton, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Harry, Mannil, Gonzalo Parodi, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Byron Meyer, and William L. Bernhard.

Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, or at the lobby information desk and the Film desk.