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Our America:
The Latino Presence in American Art

From the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Extended through June 28, 2015

Celebrate the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. Our America presents the works of more than 60 leading modern and contemporary artists and explores how they shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

Crisol: Latin American Film Initiative
   Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21 | 7 pm | FREE

María Magdalena Campos-Pons | Artist Talk
   Friday, April 10 | 5 pm | FREE

Evening for Educators | Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
   Wednesday, April 15 | 5:30-8:30 pm | FREE for teachers

Third Saturday for Families: Design Your Own Poster
   Saturday, April 18 | 1-4 pm | FREE  

• Lecture & Film Screening 
   with Sundance award-winning filmmaker Alex Rivera    
   Wednesday, June 24 | FREE
   Lecture | 5:45 pm
   Sleep Dealer Screening | 7 pm

   *Attendees are invited to view Our America free from 4:45 to 5:45 pm.

Nuestra América:
la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense

Una selección de la colección de arte latino del
Museo de Arte Americano del Smithsonian
Extendida hasta el 28 de Junio de 2015

Celebra las ricas y variadas contribuciones hechas por artistas latinos en los Estados Unidos desde mediados del siglo XX. Nuestra América presenta la obra por más de 60 destacados artistas modernos y contemporáneos y explora cómo estos le dieron forma a los movimientos artísticos de su época y recalibraron temas clave en el arte y la cultura estadounidense.

PROGRAMACíON

• María Magdalena Campos-Pons | Charla de artista
   Viernes 10 de abril | 5 pm | GRATIS

• Una tarde para educadores | Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el  
  
arte estadounidense
   Miércoles 15 de abril | 5:30 a 8:30 pm | GRATIS

• Tercer sábado para familias: diseña tu propio cartel
   Sábado 18 de abril | 1 a 4 pm | GRATIS

 


Featured Artists

Manuel Acevedo | ADÁL | Elia Alba | Olga Albizu | Carlos Almaraz | Jesse Amado | Asco (Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Willie Herrón, Patssi Valdez) | Luis Cruz Azaceta | Myrna Báez | Guillermo Bejarano | Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez | María Brito | Margarita Cabrera | María Magdalena Campos-Pons | Melesio "Mel" Casas | Leonard Castellanos | Oscar R. Castillo | José Cervantes | Enrique Chagoya | Roberto Chavez | Carlos A. Cortéz | Marcos Dimas | Ricardo Favela | Christina Fernandez | Teresita Fernández | Rupert García | Scherezade García | Carmen Lomas Garza | Ignacio Gomez | Ken Gonzales-Day | Luis C. González and Héctor D. González | Muriel Hasbun | Ester Hernandez | Judithe Hernández | Carmen Herrera | Carlos Irizarry | Luis Jiménez | Miguel Luciano | Emanuel Martinez | María Martínez-Cañas | Antonio Martorell | Ana Mendieta | Amalia Mesa-Bains | Franco Mondini-Ruiz | Delilah Montoya | Malaquias Montoya | Abelardo Morell | Jesús Moroles | Raphael Montañez Ortiz | Pepón Osorio | Amado M. Peña Jr. | Chuck Ramirez | Paul Henry Ramirez | Sophie Rivera | Freddy Rodríguez | Joseph Rodríguez | Frank Romero | Emilio Sánchez | Juan Sánchez | Jorge Soto Sánchez | Rafael Soriano | Jesse Treviño | John M. Valadez | Xavier Viramontes


 

To explore further:

Our America | Smithsonian American Art Museum

 


Rotating Slideshow: SLIDE 1 / Joseph Rodríguez, Carlos, from the series Spanish Harlem, 1987, chromogenic print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of the artist. © 1987, Joseph Rodríguez. / Scherezade García, The Dominican York, from the series Island of Many Gods, 2006, acrylic, charcoal, ink and sequins on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the R.P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture. © 2006, Scherezade García. / Miguel Luciano, Pure Plantainum, 2006, green plantain plated in platinum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 2006, Miguel Luciano. SLIDE 3 / Xavier Viramontes, Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union, 1973, offset lithograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto © 1973, Xavier Viramontes. / Amalia Mesa-Bains, An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio, 1984, revised 1991, mixed media installation including plywood, mirrors, fabric, framed photographs, found objects, dried flowers and glitter, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program. © 1991, Amalia Mesa-Bains. / Marcos Dimas, Pariah, 1971-1972, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment.© 1971-1972, Marcos Dimas. / Melesio "Mel" Casas, Humanscape 62, 1970, acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 1970, the Casas Family.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Constellation, 2004, instant color prints, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 2004, María Magdalena Campos-Pons.


PRESENTED BY:

 

MAJOR SPONSORS:
S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR:
WELLS FARGO

 

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COMMUNITY PARTNER:


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The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for Treasures to Go, the Museum's traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia.

 


Olga Albizu, Radiante, 1967, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of JPMorgan Chase.

 

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