You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate art and soak in the works that best represent our Latino culture, and these five art exhibits selected by Hispanicize will prove you just that.
Latin America is the home of artistic diversity; the blending of cultures has resulted in works that express the true meaning of Latinness with all its nuances. These exhibits demonstrate the tremendous impact we Latinos have had on art discourses.
“Popular Painters & Other Visionaries” – Museo Del Barrio (Online Exhibition)
Popular Painter & Other Visionaries explores the work of various artists, primarily self-taught, and their contribution to art during the 1930s and 1970s. These artists worked in the Caribbean and the Americas on the fringes of modernism and popular trends in the art world.
The exhibition is divided into sections, and four artists are presented in monographic sections with their respective biographies. Diaspora is one of the shared experiences of all the artists in this exhibition, showing through their work the impact of migration, marginalization, cultural resistance, indigeneity, exclusion, and self-determination.
“This Must Be The Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975” – Americas Society
This exhibition features a group of migrant artists from South and Central America in New York City between 1965 and 1975. Through paintings, photographs, video installations, and archival material, it examines the work of these artists and their participation in new movements that were emerging during this time in the United States as they pushed their own perceptions and ideas, exploring themes of migration, nostalgia, exile, and politics.
Americas Society is located in New York City; you can check their schedules and other information here.
“Chicano/a Art, Movement and More in Austen, Texas 1960s to 1980s” – Mexic Arte Museum
This Mexic Arte Museum exhibit explores the art of the Chicano movement in Austin, Texas, during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, also known as “El Movimiento.” In various forms such as music, visual arts, photography, painting, poetry, and literature, it explores these artists’ struggles during a time of hardship and systematic injustice as they sought their own voices through art.
The Mexic Arte museum is located in Austin, Texas. Find more information here.
“Abstract Art Beyond the Frame” – Museum of Latin American Art
The Museum of Latin American Art has curated this exhibition that seeks to eliminate the limitation of the frame between the artwork and the real world. Through the works of influential Latin American artists such as Carlos Cruz-Diez and Alejandro Otero, ‘Abstract Art Beyond Frame’ is not about particular stories, symbols, cultural values, or personal feelings. It’s about making the work of art an experience that goes beyond admiring a piece in two dimensions and transforming it into a journey from different perspectives.
The Museum of American Latino Art is located in Long Beach, California. Find more information about the museum here.
In search of a new way to appreciate art, this exhibition has gone above and beyond to create an immersive experience about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Telling the story of Kahlo’s life through her eyes, immerse yourself in an audiovisual installation with large-scale projections that tell her story, her achievements, and the obstacles she faced throughout her career.
Immersive Frida Kahlo is currently on tour throughout the United States. Find more information about dates and cities on their official website.