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Neuberger Museum In Purchase Showcases Latin American Art

The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase will present a journey through Latin America with “Destination: Latin America," which opens Sunday.
The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase will present a journey through Latin America with “Destination: Latin America," which opens Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase will present a journey through Latin America with “Destination: Latin America,” from Sunday through Sunday, Jan. 22.

The new exhibition illustrates the museum’s collection of Latin American art and discusses the key historical and artistic movements that influenced that art.

“It is a true journey through the art of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American art,” said Patrice Giasson, the Alex Gordon associate curator of Art of the Americas, who curated the exhibition with curatorial assistance from Marianelly Neumann and research assistance from Annabel Rhodeen and Carmelita Diaz.

“Destination: Latin America” looks at work created by artists affiliated with the artistic revolution that emerged after the Mexican revolution of 1910-20; sculpture and painting by key South American artists after World War II that explored color, form, space and motion; work by Caribbean and South American artists inspired by African art, surrealism and magical realism; the challenges faced by artists living under the dictatorships of the 1960s, '70s and '80s; and contemporary artists addressing globalization, violence and social criticism.

The exhibition includes over 70 works by artists such as Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Raúl Anguiano, Julio Antonio, Henry Bermudez, Leda Catunda and others.

Divided into five sections, the exhibition contains educational materials throughout to guide visitors.

Public programs in conjunction with “Destination: Latin America” include:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. – “Destination: Latin America” gallery talk with curator Patrice Giasson. Giasson examines key works from the exhibition, tracing the impact of the Mexican Revolution on contemporary Latin American artists and their responses to history, globalization, migration and social criticism.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. – “Destination Latin America” gallery talk with scholar Marianelly Neumann. Neumann will examine the exhibition’s sections on African legacy, totems and magical realism in Latin America.

Tickets to public programs are free to Purchase College students, staff and faculty, and Neuberger Museum of Art circle level members. General admission is $10.

The Neuberger Museum of Art , Purchase College, State University of New York, is at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.

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