aerial view of the Amazon river

Art in the Americas

Winter 2001 | Volume IV, Number 3

Table of Contents

Art in the Americas

Guatemala Diary

Guatemala Diary

In a deeply personal way, I feel like I am home again. Of all the places I have visited, Guatemala is the country I love and feel closest to. Certainly the most impressive aspect is the persevering Mayan people, who endured a 30-year civil war…

Emotion, Nation and Imagination

Emotion, Nation and Imagination

Five Colombian-born US based artists exhibited their works in a group show entitled Colombians: Between Emotion, Nation and Imagination, sponsored in part by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Colombian Consulate…

From the Cisneros Collection

From the Cisneros Collection

In the middle decades of the last century, geometric abstraction achieved truly international stature. From The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and the United States to Brazil, Argentina…

Art in the Americas

Art in the Americas

Is there such a thing as Latin American art? Can the energies of thousands of creative visionaries, expressed in every kind of medium over a period of centuries and across a geography as varied….

A Life of Art

A Life of Art

Art is a very enhanced form of expression: through it, the artist captivates its public through the senses, but also conveys a message that appeals to the mind. Art is therefore a means of…

Latin American Art

Latin American Art

As an art historian, I find it hard to believe that there could be many places in the world today where there is more at stake about art than there is in Latin America. In fact, Latin America, since…

Geometric Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction

Visitors to Harvard University’s Fogg Museum this spring will have a chance to explore the universe of constructivist art, a poetics of visual forms by Latin American artists who for nearly a…

El Parque de la Memoria

El Parque de la Memoria

Debates about museums, monuments, and memorial sites provide the cultural dimension of the politics of memory. Legal and cultural aspects of this struggle reinforce and need each other…

Building Bridges

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Toward a New Museum Model As a Harvard student from Puerto Rico researching my doctorate in art history, I tended to think of museums as places to preserve, study and exhibit unique objects. Now, as a curator for the Museo de Arte de...

Transforming Schools Through Art

Transforming Schools Through Art

Watching Alberto, a 17-year-old student at the Boston Arts Academy (BAA), at work in the art studio is like witnessing a birth. English is not Alberto’s first language. No one in his family has…

Comings and Goings

From Favela to Bairro

From Favela to Bairro

The Brazilian firm of Jorge Mario J¡uregui Architects is the first Latin American recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Veronica Rudge Green Award in Urban Design. The award…

El Salvador: Book Rescue Effort

El Salvador: Book Rescue Effort

The January 13 earthquake in El Salvador claimed many lives and homes, but it also played havoc with the country’s cultural patrimony. Biblioteca Gallardo, one of the three or four most…

Focus on Latinos

Focus on Latinos

Focus on Latinos

In America, that massive spread of land from Cabo de Hornos to Ellesmere Island and from the Near Islands to Recife, “interdisciplinary” was always the rule. That is, of course, until Columbus…

Harvard Spotlight: History and Future

Interior Gardens

Interior Gardens

As the most recent artist featured in the DRCLAS Latin American and Latino Art Forum, I found that my canvases “Interior Gardens” provoked much dialogue among viewers, whether they were…

Pre Columbian Art