Spotlight: Latin America 

November 8, 2016 – November 12, 2017

Spotlight: Latin America celebrated the contributions of 37 artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. The paintings, prints, photographs, drawings and sculptural works—roughly 50 in all—were drawn mostly from the Harn’s modern, contemporary and photography collections with additional loans from private Gainesville collectors. The works were organized along broad themes including portraiture, figural studies, abstraction, architecture, spirituality and religious expression, the nostalgia of childhood, and the celebration of indigenous culture, music and dance.

The exhibition featured artists representing Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. It included many famous names in Latin American art such as Ángel Botello, Lorenzo Homar, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, René Portocarrero, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Diego Rivera, Sebastião Salgado, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Rafael Tufiño and Francisco Zúñiga.

Image Credits

Rufino Tamayo, (Detail) Rider of the Apocalypse (from Apocalypse de St. Jean), Color lithograph, 1959, Museum Collection, University Gallery Purchase
Diego Rivera, India con niño, Pencil on paper, mounted on board, 1938, Museum purchase, gift of private donors
Diego Rivera, Retrato de un hombre (Portrait of a Man), Charcoal and pastel on rice paper, 1947, Museum purchase, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art
Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Reina Xóchitl (Xóchitl Queen), Gouache on newsprint, n.d., Gift of friends of the Harn Museum of Art
Joaquín Torres-García, (Detail) Figuras Constructivas, Oil on board, 1946, Gift of Daniel DelRowe
Angel Botello, El Encuentro (The Encounter), Oil on burlap, c. 1950, Museum purchase, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art