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The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

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  • Zahira Véliz

    Zahira Véliz

    Conservadora de Pintura desde Enero de 2012
  • Mari Carmen Ramírez

    Mari Carmen Ramírez

    Curadora Wortham de Arte Latinoamericano y Directora del International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) desde Enero de 2001
  • Gary Tinterow

    Gary Tinterow

    Director desde Diciembre de 2011

Espacios expositivos

  • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

    1001 Bissonnet Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos

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Descripción de la Organización

En 2001 fundó el Departamento de Arte Latinoamericano y el Center for the Arts of the Americas [Centro Internacional de las Artes de América] (ICAA), bajo la dirección de Mari Carmen Ramírez. El ICAA es uno de los principales centros de ciencia e investigación sobre arte latinoamericano, encargado de la digitalización de archivos y fuentes originales sobre arte latinoamericano, con más de 10.000 documentos primarios (cartas de artistas, conferencias, imágenes, textos, periódicos, críticas, etc.), que ha permitido revalizar colecciones y artistas latinoamericanos. The mission of the Latin American art department and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), is to collect, exhibit, research, and educate the public about the diverse artistic production of Latin Americans and Latinos. Established in 2001, the department and the ICAA endeavor to open new avenues of intercultural dialogue through exhibitions, research, and publishing. The department has built a core collection of modern and contemporary art with more than 550 emblematic works in all media, from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, as well as by Latino artists in the United States. These objects complement existing holdings in photography, works on paper, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture, some of which entered the Museum as early as the 1930s. The total number of works of art by Latin Americans and Latinos at the MFAH surpasses 2,000. Contemporary art is collected by the Museum across many collecting areas. International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) As the research arm of the Latin American art department, the ICAA oversees many of the investigations that generate exhibitions and programs. Through its signature project, Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art, the ICAA provides free, universal access to more than 10,000 primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of 20th-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States. Recovered documents include manifestos, essays, lectures, correspondence, manuscripts, interviews, testimonies, and other textual materials written by authoritative sources—artists, critics, curators—from Latin America and the United States who have played a fundamental role in the development of modern and contemporary art. These texts provide the historic, artistic, and intellectual contexts for the recovered sources as well as outline directions for future research. The published documents are available through a digital archive and a book series, enabling scholars and students to consult materials that are exceedingly difficult to access in archives and repositories in Latin America and the United States. Collecting Areas The Museum is home to some of the finest examples of work by early-20th-century masters from Latin America, such as Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Maria Martins, Roberto Matta, Armando Reverón, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Xul Solar, and Joaquín Torres-García. The strength of the Latin American art holdings, however, lies in post–World War II artists and movements. At least three conceptual and/or stylistic nuclei are foundational to the collection: Concrete and Constructive art from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela; 1960s Neo-Figurative and Pop art tendencies; and contemporary art and new media. Concrete and Constructive art holdings include masterworks by artists of Argentina’s Madí group (Gyula Kosice, Carmelo Arden Quin, Rhod Rothfuss); the School of the South (Julio Alpuy, Gonzalo Fonseca, José Gurvich, Francisco Matto); Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt); and a large ensemble of light-, water-, and viewer-activated Kinetic works by Paris-based Latin American artists (Antonio Asís, Marta Boto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, García Rossi, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luis Tomasello, Gregorio Vardanega). The iconoclastic production of the 1960s, in turn, is represented with experimental sculpture and painting by innovators from Argentina (Luis Benedit, Antonio Berni, Juan Carlos Distéfano, León Ferrari, Víctor Grippo, Alberto Heredia, Luis Felipe Noé) and Colombia (Beatriz González). In contemporary art and new media, the Museum has pursued a vast array of large-scale sculptures and installations by cutting-edge artists (Tania Bruguera, María Fernanda Cardoso, Los Carpinteros, Carmela Gross, Alfredo Jaar, Guillermo Kuitca, Teresa Margolles, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Cildo Meireles, Gabriel de la Mora, Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Miguel Angel Ríos, Regina Silveira, Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Javier Téllez, Tunga). Special Collections The cornerstone of the Museum’s Constructive art holdings is the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, acquired in 2007. This world-renowned collection consists of more than 100 extraordinary examples by Concrete and Neo-Concrete groups that flourished in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro between 1950 and 1965. Featured prominently in the Leirner Collection is the innovative production by the leaders of these two groups—Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, and Hélio Oiticica—as well as works by independent artists such as Milton Dacosta, Mira Schendel, and Alfredo Volpi. The Leirner Collection is featured on the Google Art Project. The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art Assembled over the last thirty years by Venezuelan philanthropist Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg, this extraordinary collection on long-term loan to the MFAH features over one hundred works by Latin American masters of the first half of the twentieth century. Concentrations of master works by Emilio Pettoruti, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Joaquín Torres-García, Armando Reverón, Wifredo Lam, and Matta showcase avant-garde achievements across the Spanish-speaking region. The collection also includes emblematic paintings by Fernando Botero, Rufino Tamayo, Armando Morales, and Antonio Segui produced at the height of their respective careers. In the last decade the collection has grown to include pioneering constructivist works by Loló de Soldevilla, Sandú Darié, Carlos Rojas, as well as contemporary kinetic installations by Elias Crespin, many of which were featured in the 2013 MFAH exhibition Intersecting Modernities: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection. Caribbean Art Fund Collection In 2011, the Museum established an accessions fund with Fundación Gego, Caracas, to acquire works from Venezuela, Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Caribbean Art Fund has allowed the Museum to gather a broad range of innovative works in all media by artists born in these countries after 1960. Among the artists included in this collection are Tanya Bruguera, Johana Calle, Yoan Capote, Los Carpinteros, José Gabriel Fernández, Juan Iribarren, and Roberto Obregón. Through the Caribbean Art Fund, the Museum also has begun to build an outstanding collection of video installations by leading exponents of this medium, such as Magdalena Fernández, Óscar Muñoz, Javier Telléz, José Alejandro Restrepo, and Miguel Angel Rojas. Cruz-Diez Foundation Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Cruz-Diez Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Houston in 2005 in collaboration with the MFAH and committed to preserving, developing, exhibiting, and researching the artistic and conceptual legacy of Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1924), one of the twentieth century’s seminal thinkers in the field of color. Over one hundred key works owned by the foundation, including paintings, silk-screen prints, innovative chromatic structures, and room-size chromatic environments, are housed at the museum, which promotes their study, exhibition, and maintenance. The MFAH—Cruz-Diez partnership has been fundamental to documenting the artist’s investigations into optical phenomena, kineticism, and color theory, and strives to make accessible to the public and lending institutions its research as well as the the opportunity to experience Cruz-Diez’s most pioneering accomplishments. Cruz-Diez Foundation Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Cruz-Diez Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Houston in 2005 in collaboration with the MFAH and committed to preserving, developing, exhibiting, and researching the artistic and conceptual legacy of Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1924), one of the twentieth century’s seminal thinkers in the field of color. Over one hundred key works owned by the foundation, including paintings, silk-screen prints, innovative chromatic structures, and room-size chromatic environments, are housed at the museum, which promotes their study, exhibition, and maintenance. The MFAH—Cruz-Diez partnership has been fundamental to documenting the artist’s investigations into optical phenomena, kineticism, and color theory, and strives to make accessible to the public and lending institutions its research as well as the the opportunity to experience Cruz-Diez’s most pioneering accomplishments.

Actualizado

el 15 abr de 2019

Exposiciones de The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

Antonio Berni
10 nov de 2013 - 26 ene de 2014

Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time Virtual Tour
06 feb de 2011 - 04 jul de 2011

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time Virtual Tour

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos


Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975
28 oct de 2018 - 21 ene de 2019

Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos

Miguel Ángel Rojas, Nowadays, 2005. Installation View, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 2017.
19 nov de 2017 - 21 ene de 2018

Home - So Different, So Appealing

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos

HOME — So Different, So Appealing
11 jun de 2017 - 15 oct de 2017

HOME — So Different, So Appealing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) / Los Angeles, California, Estados Unidos


Otros eventos de The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

Premio Peter C. Marzio del International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA)
22 ene de 2012 - 01 jul de 2012

Premio Peter C. Marzio del International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA)

Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos


Simposio Internacional sobre Arte Latinoamericano del Siglo XX
19 ene de 2012 - 20 ene de 2012

Simposio Internacional sobre Arte Latinoamericano del Siglo XX

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos


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