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Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection

San Diego Museum of Art

Ricardo Martínez De Hoyos, Figure with Blue Background (Figura con fondo azul) , 1985. Oil on canvas. 200 x 175 cm. Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico. Photo credit: ©Arturo Piera

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A multifaceted history of Latin American modernism, this exhibition charts a trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of this century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection celebrates the multifaceted history of Latin American Modernism from the late 1800s to the twenty-first century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from several Latin American countries, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. The exhibition explores modern colonial histories; the importance of landscape painting in the formation of distinctive national identities; the development of avant-garde styles; modern depictions of indigenous peoples and customs; and the age of the metropolis. Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Fernando Botero, Félix González-Torres, Frida Kahlo, Wilfredo Lam, Roberto Matta, José Clemente Orozco, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Rufino Tamayo. This first-ever display of this group of works from the Pérez Simón Collection allows Museum visitors a rare opportunity to see one of the finest collections of modern art from Latin America.


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Neighborhood

San Diego

Admission

Ticketed

Medium

Murals, Painting

 

Venue

San Diego Museum of Art Website

Address

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA