Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Freddy Rodríguez, Danza de Carnaval, 1974, acrylic. Smithsonian American Art Museum purchase, Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Sun, 06/26/2016 - Sun, 10/02/2016
Scheller, Rodale, and Fowler Galleries and Trexler Hall

This exhibition presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. It presents works in all media by seventy-one leading modern and contemporary artists. Artists featured reflect the diversity of Latino communities in the United States, showcasing artists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups with deep roots here. Our America is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Artists featured in the exhibition are ADÁL, Manuel Acevedo, Elia Alba, Olga Albizu, Carlos Almaraz, Jesse Amado, Asco (Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Willie Herrón and Patssi Valdez), Luis Cruz Azaceta, Myrna Báez, Guillermo Bejarano, Charles “Chaz” Bojórquez, María Brito, Margarita Cabrera, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Melesio “Mel” Casas, Leonard Castellanos, Oscar R. Castillo, José Cervantes, Enrique Chagoya, Roberto Chavez, Carlos A. Cortéz, Marcos Dimas, Ricardo Favela, Christina Fernandez, Teresita Fernández, iliana emilia garcía, Rupert García, Scherezade García, Carmen Lomas Garza, Ignacio Gomez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Hector González, Luis C. “Louie the Foot” González, Muriel Hasbun, Ester Hernandez, Judithe Hernández, Carmen Herrera, Carlos Irizarry, Luis Jiménez, Miguel Luciano, Emanuel Martinez, María Martínez-Cañas, Antonio Martorell, Ana Mendieta, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Delilah Montoya, Malaquias Montoya, Abelardo Morell, Jesús Moroles, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Pepón Osorio, Amado M. Peña Jr., Chuck Ramirez, Paul Henry Ramirez, Sophie Rivera, Arturo Rodríguez, Freddy Rodríguez, Joseph Rodríguez, Emilio Sánchez, Juan Sánchez, Jorge Soto Sánchez, Rafael Soriano, Ruben Trejo, Jesse Treviño, John M. Valadez, Alberto Valdés, and Xavier Viramontes.


Oscar R. Castillo, ‘47 Chevy in Wilmington, California, 1972, printed 2012, inkjet print.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and
Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 2012, Oscar R. Castillo
 
 

Joseph Rodríguez, Carlos, from the series Spanish Harlem, 1987, chromogenic print.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
 

Asco (Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Willie Herrón, Patssi Valdez), photographer: Harry Gamboa Jr.,
Decoy Gang War Victim, 1974, printed 2010, chromogenic print.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and
Franz H. Denghausen Endowment © 1974, Harry Gamboa Jr.
 

Roberto Chavez, El Tamalito del Hoyo, 1959, oil on masonite.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and
Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

 

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for "Treasures to Go," the Museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C. F. Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia.

Our America has been supported at the Allentown Art Museum through the generosity of the Air Products Foundation, the Amaranth Foundation, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Century Fund, the County of Lehigh, the Estelle Browne-Pallrand Charitable Trust, the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the Rider-Pool Foundation, Rodale, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and our Museum Friends.