Major Exhibition To Explore Modern and Contemporary Latino Art Opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Oct. 25
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The exhibition presents 92 artworks in all media, 63 of which have been acquired by the museum since 2011, representing its deep and continuing commitment to collecting Latino art. "Our America" will be on view from Oct. 25 through March 2, 2014. The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art.
"After three years of talking with artists across the U.S. with an eye toward building a significant collection of Latino art at the museum, it will be a thrill to see so many newly acquired artworks displayed together," said Ramos.
"Our America" reflects the rich diversity of Latino communities in the United States, showcasing artists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups. By presenting works by artists of different generations and regions, the exhibition reveals recurring themes among artists working across the country.
The exhibition will tour to six cities after Washington, D.C. A schedule of confirmed venues is online at americanart.si.edu/ouramerica as are links to a bilingual mobile website that includes commentaries about artworks in the exhibition and images of all the featured artworks and a podcast series.
About the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the vision and creativity of Americans with artworks in all media spanning more than three centuries. It is located at Eighth and F streets N.W. Museum hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Follow the museum on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, iTunes, ArtBabble and YouTube. Website: americanart.si.edu.