Archives: 2009: North Looks South. Building the Latin American Art Collection
North Looks South. Building the Latin American Art Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)
Date:
07 June - 27 September 2009
Venue:
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, USA

North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection, opening June 7 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, celebrates the museum´s major Latin American art acquisitions since 2001, with more than 80 works in every medium, ranging in date from the 1920s to the present. North Looks South is organized around unexpected juxtapositions between artists and works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States, and Venezuela.

Featured artists include Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Roberto Obregón (Venezuela); Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Alfredo Volpi, Franz Weissman, Waldemar Cordeiro and Luis Sacilotto (Brazil); Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Marta Boto, Miguel Angel Ríos and Juan Carlos Distéfano (Argentina); Roberto Matta and Alfredo Jaar (Chile); David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, Gabriel de la Mora and Teresa Margolles (Mexico); Julio Alpuy, José Gurvich and Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay); and Beatriz González and Oscar Muñoz (Colombia).

The exhibition will be on view through September 27, 2009, in the Upper Brown Pavilion of the Caroline Wiess Law Building.

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