Category: Art in the Americas: Many Voices, Many Visions

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…

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…

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

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

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….

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…

The Twilight of the Pontiffs of Art Criticism

Latin American bookstores-just like their counterparts in the United States and elsewhere-always promote their favorite and bestselling books by keeping them in the public eye. Indeed…

So, what are you doing this Friday?

You have to look at the edges,” Marcus Zilliox said, pointing to the large 17th Century French painting, The Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John, and Saint Mary Magdalene (Mathieu Le Nain…

Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks

In the spring of 1912, Robert Woods Bliss, a Harvard alumnus and U.S. Embassy Secretary in Paris, was taken by a friend to a shop on the Boulevard Raspail, where he saw, for the first time…

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

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…

Harvard Business Review: McKinsey Award

“Transforming Life, Transforming Business: The Life-Science Revolution” by Juan Enri­quez and Ray A. Goldberg, published in the March-April 2000 issue of Harvard Business Review, tied for…

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…

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…

Exploring Things Mayan and Modern

The Agnes Mongan Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at Harvard’s Fogg art museum houses most of the university’s Latin American art collection. I am here from the…

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…

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…

Discovering Latin America Art at Harvard

On the Latin American art front, Harvard University has long been known for the strength of its Mayan collection at the Peabody Museum in Cambridge and the incredible Pre-Colombian…

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