Exhibitions: Hispanic Art in the United States

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    Hispanic Art in the United States

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    • April 1989: Carlos Alfonzo
      Carlos Almaraz
      Felipe Archuleta
      Luis Cruz Azaceta
      Rolando Briseño
      Lidya Buzio
      Ibsen Espada
      Rudy Fernandez
      Ismael Frigerio
      Carmen Lomas Garza
      Roberto Gil de Montes
      Patricia Gonzalez
      Robert Graham
      Gronk
      Luis Jimenez
      Roberto Juarez
      Félix A. López
      Gilbert Luján
      César Martinez
      Gregorio Marzán
      Jesús Bautista Moroles
      Manuel Neri
      Pedro Perez
      Martín Ramirez
      Arnaldo Roche
      Frank Romero
      Paul Sierra
      Luis Stand
      Luis Tapia
      John Valadez

      * color slide available
      + black-and-white photograph available


      1. CARLOS ALFONZO (Born 1950, Havana, Cuba)

      Where the Tears Can’t Stop, 1986
      Donde las lágrimas no pueden parar
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-l Gallery
      Santa Monica, California

      Self Portrait #2, 1984
      Autoretrato #2
      Acrylic on canvas
      The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
      Gift of the Friends of The Corcoran Gallery of Art

      + On Hold in the Blue Line, 1984
      Esperando en la línea azul
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Peter Menendez

      Petty Joy, 1984
      Gozo
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Juan Lezcano

      2. CARLOS ALMARAZ (Born 1941, Mexico City, Mexico)

      Crash in Pthalo Green, 1984
      Chogue en verde thalo
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Mobil Oil Corporation, New York

      Europe and the Jaguar, 1982
      Europa y el jaguar
      Oil on canvas
      The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
      Gift of the Friends of The Corcoran Gallery of Art

      Two of a Kind, 1986
      Dos de la misma clase
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Robert M. Gold and Nancy C. Lamoreux
      Courtesy of Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

      Greed, 1982
      Codicia
      Oil on linen
      Collection of John and Lynn Pleshette

      Love Makes the City Crumble, 1983
      El amor hace que la ciudad se desintegre
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Rodney Sheldon
      Courtesy of Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

      3. FELIPE ARCHULETA (Born 1910, Santa Cruz, New Mexico)

      Sheep, 1975
      Oveja
      Cottonwood, wool and paint
      Courtesy of Davis and Christine Mather Folk Art Gallery, Santa Fe

      Catfish, 1981
      Bagre
      Cottonwood, paint, marbles and twine
      Courtesy of Davis and Christine Mather Folk Art Gallery, Santa Fe

      Porcupine, 1976
      Puercoespin
      Cottonwood, plastic, broomsticks, twine, plastic pipe, paint
      Courtesy of Davis and Christine Mather Folk Art Gallery, Santa Fe

      Rabbit, 1976
      Conejo
      Painted wood, plastic pipe and frayed twine
      Collection of Paul and Patricia Winkler

      Common Rhea, 1976
      Rea común
      Painted wood and plastic pipe
      Collection of Paul and Patricia Winkler

      4. Luis Cruz Azaceta (Born 1942, Havana, Cuba)

      * The Immigrant, 1985
      El inmigrante
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York

      Self-Portrait as a She-Wolf, 1985
      Autoretrato como loba
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York

      Homeless, 1986
      Desamparado
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York

      5. Rolando Briseño (Born 1952, San Antonio, Texas)

      American Fighter, 1985
      Luchador americano
      Oil on masonite
      Collection of New York National Bank, New York

      Naturalezza viva, 1986
      Living Nature
      Oil on wood
      Courtesy of Wessel O’Connor Gallery, Rome

      Fighting at the table, 1986
      Peleando en la mesa
      Oil on linen
      Courtesy of Wessel O’Connor Gallery, Rome

      6. Lidya Buzio (Born 1948, Montevideo, Uruguay)

      * + Dark Blue Roofscape, 1986
      Paisaje de techo azul profundo
      Earthenware
      Collection of Betty Asher

      Tall Green Roofscape, 1986
      Paisaje de techo alto y verde
      Burnished earthenware
      Collection of Martin and Dawn Davidson

      Round Blue Roof scape, 1986
      Paisaje de techo azul redondo
      Burnished earthenware
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr.

      Green Roofscape, 1986
      Paisaje de techo verde con iglesia
      Burnished earthenware
      Collection of Marvin E. Milbauer

      Large Blue Roofscape, 1986
      Gran paisaje de techo azul
      Burnished earthenware
      Collection of Katharine and Anthony Del Vecchio

      7. IBSEN ESPADA (Born 1952, New York, New York)

      Warriors in the Park, 1985
      Guerreros en el pargue
      Oil and ink on rice paper
      Collection of Rundy Bradley

      * El Yunque, 1985
      Oil and ink on paper applied to canvas
      Collection of Rundy Bradley

      Aquarium I, 1985
      Acuario I
      Oil and ink on paper applied to canvas
      Collection of Rundy Bradley

      Salsa para ti, 1986
      Salsa for You
      Oil and ink on rice paper
      Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin A. Levy

      Orchestra II, 1986
      Orquesta II
      Oil, ink and watercolor on rice paper applied to canvas
      Collection of Robert M. Gold and Nancy C. Lamoreux
      Courtesy of McMurtrey Gallery, Houston

      8. RUDY FERNANDEZ (Born 1948, Trinidad, Colorado)

      Mocking Me, 1985
      Burlándose de mí
      Wood, lead and oil on canvas
      Collection of Frank Ribelin

      Waiting, 1985
      Esperando
      Wood, lead, neon, and oil on canvas
      Collection of Thomas E. Trumble

      Sal si puedes, 1985
      Leave, If You Can
      Wood, lead and oil on canvas
      Collection of Dennis and Julie Hopper

      9. ISMAEL FRIGERIO (Born 1955, Santiago, Chile)

      * The Lust of Conquest, 1985-86
      Deseo ciego de conquistas
      Tempera and acrylic on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      The Lurking Place, 1985
      Lugar Oculto
      Tempera and acrylic on burlap
      Collection of the artist

      The First Opportunity of Pain, 1985
      La primera oportunidad del dolor
      Tempera and acrylic on burlap
      Collection of the artist

      10. CARMEN LOMAS GARZA (Born 1948, Kingsville, Texas)

      Doña Sebastiana, 1977
      Madame Sebastiana
      Paper, mat board and acrylic
      Collection of the artist

      Día de los muertos ofrenda: Homage to Frida Kahlo, 1979-86
      Day of the Dead Offering: Homenaje a Frida Kahlo
      Mixed-media installation
      Collection of the artist

      Self-Portrait, 1980
      Autoretrato
      Gouache on Arches paper
      Collection of the artist

      Grandparents Picking Nopalitos, 1979-80
      Abuelitos picando nopalitos
      Gouche on Arches paper
      Collection of Richard Bains

      * Faith Healer Sweeping Away Fright, 1986
      Curandera barriendo de susto
      Gouache on Arches paper
      Collection of Lydia Serrata

      Watermelon, 1986
      Sandía
      Gouache on Arches paper
      Collection of the artist

      11. ROBERTO GIL de MONTES (Born 1950, Guadalajara, Mexico)

      Salsa Man, 1984
      Salsero
      Oil on wood
      Courtesy of Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

      El auto cinema, 1985
      The Drive-In Movie
      Oil on wood
      Collection of Patricia Storace

      The Receptor, 1985
      El receptor
      Oil on linen on wood
      Courtesy of Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

      Self-Portrait, 1985
      Autoretrato
      Oil on good
      Collection of Richard and Jan Baum

      Weeping Lady, 1984
      La llorona
      Oil on wood
      Collection of David and Ellen Karsbmer

      Circular Thought, 1984
      Pensamiento circular
      Oil on wood
      Courtesy of Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery, New York

      Recuérdeme, 1985
      Remember Me
      Oil on wood
      Collection of Peter and Eileen Norton

      12. PATRICIA GONZALEZ (Born 1958, Cartagena, Colombia)

      * Heart Forest, 1985
      Corazón del bosque
      Oil on paper
      Private collection

      Fountain View, 1985
      Vista de la fuente
      Oil on paper
      Private collection

      Affection, 1985
      Cariño
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Candice Hughes

      Eccentricities in Nature, 1985
      Excentricidades de la naturaleza
      Oil on canvas
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica

      Red Night, 1985
      Noche roja
      Oil on paper
      Collection of People’s Life Insurance Company, Houston

      13. ROBERT GRAHAM (Born 1938, Mexico City, Mexico)

      Fountain Figure #1, 1983
      Figura de fuente #1
      Cast bronze
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      Museum purchase with funds provided by the Charles Engelhard Foundation

      Fountain Figure #2, 1983
      Figura de fuente #2
      Cast bronze
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore N. Law

      Fountain Figure #3, 1983
      Figura de fuente #3
      Cast bronze
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Meredeth J. Long

      Olympic Torso (Male), 1983
      Torso olimpico (masculino)
      Cast bronze
      National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
      Gift of Lila Acheson Wallace

      Olympic Torso (Female), 1983
      Torso olimpico (femenino)
      Cast bronze
      National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
      Anonymous gift

      14. GRONK (Born 1954, Los Angeles, California)

      * + Cabin Fever, 1984
      Fiebre de cabina
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Daniel Boley

      La Tormenta, 1985
      Storm
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Kuwada/Grimm

      Broken Blossom Beads, 1986
      Cuentas de flores rotas
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles

      No Nose, 1986
      Sin nariz
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of George and Mary Dundore

      15. LUIS JIMENEZ (Born 1940, El Passo, Texas)

      * Hanky Tank, 1981-86
      Crayon on paper mounted on foam core or plywood, with neon
      Collection of the artist

      Working Drawing for Howl, 1983
      Bocet opara aullido
      Oilstick on paper
      Collection of Michael Krichman and Leslie Simon

      Howl, 1986
      Aullido
      Cast Bronze
      Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

      Working Drawing for Cruzando el Río Bravo (Border Crossing), 1986
      Boceto para Cruzando el Rio Bravo
      Crayon on paper
      Collection of the artist

      16. ROBERTO JUAREZ (Born 1952, Chicago, Illinois)

      Sun Woman, 1982
      Mujer solar
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Phoebe Chason

      Three Birds, 1984
      Tres pajaros
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Paine Webber Group, Inc., New York

      Fruit Boat, 1986
      Bote de frutas
      Acrylic and collage on burlap
      Courtesy of Robert Miller Gallery, New York

      Broken Cup, 1981
      Taza rota
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of Emily and Jerry Spiegel

      * Three Mushrooms, 1986
      Tres hongos
      Acrylic and charcoal on burlap
      Courtesy of Tavelli Gallery, Aspen

      17. FELIX LOPEZ (Born 1942, Gilman, Colorado)
      St. Francis, 1982
      San Francisco
      Cottonwood, pine, gesso, and natural pigments
      Collection of Robert and Barbara Bogan

      St. Isidore, 1986
      San Ysidro
      Cottonwood, pine, gesso, natural pigments, leather, and wheat
      Collection of the artist

      Christ, 1984
      Cristo
      Cottonwood, pine, gesso, and natural pigments
      Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McKee III

      Our Lady of Hope, 1983
      Nuestra señora de la esperanza
      Cottonwood, pine, gesso, and natural pigments
      Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McKee III

      St. Joseph, 1983
      + San José
      Cottonwood, pine, gesso, natural pigments, and wheat straw
      Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McKee III

      18. GILBERT LUJÁN (Born 1940, French Camp [Stockton], California)

      Hanging Out, 1986
      De ocioso
      Pastel on paper
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica

      Stepping Out, 1986
      Sacando la cara
      Pastel on paper
      Collection of the artist

      * Primo and Spider, 1986
      Prima y Spider
      Pastel on paper
      Collection of the artist

      The Dancers, 1986
      Los bailarines
      Enamel on plywood
      Courtesy of Louisa Moseley Charitable Income Trust, South Pasadena

      El patron y el artista, 1986
      The Artist and the Boss
      Acrylic on archival board
      Collection of the artist

      ¿Dónde está la Pelota?, 1986
      Where is the Ball?
      Acrylic on archival board
      Collection of the artist

      Hot Dog Meets la Fufu con su Poochie, 1986
      Hot Dog se encuentra con la Fufu with Her Poochie
      Acrylic on archival board
      Collection of the artist

      19. COSAR MARTINEZ (Born 1944, Laredo, Texas)

      Hombre que le gustan las Mujeres, 1986
      Womanizer
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      * El bizco, 1985
      The Cross-Eyed Man
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      Bata con Sunglasses, 1985
      Bat with Gafas
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      20. GREGORIO MARZÁN (Born 1906, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico)

      Striped Butterfly, early i980s
      Mariposa con listas
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      Dachshund, early 1980s
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      Striped Dog, early 1980s
      Perro con listas
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      Striped Giraffe, early i980s
      Jirafa con listas
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      Red Goat, early 1980s
      Cabra Roja
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      Grasshopper, 1985
      Saltamontes
      Mixed media
      El Musea del Barrio, New York

      Rooster, early 1980s
      Gallo
      Mixed media
      El Museo del Barrio, New York

      21. JESÚS BAUTISTA MOROLES (Born 1950, Corpus Christi, Texas)

      Vanishing Edge, 1985
      Borde evanescente
      Georgia granite
      Courtesy of the artist and Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston

      Spirit Inner Column #1, 1985
      Columna interna del espiritu #1
      Dakota granite
      Private collection

      * + Texas Facade, 1986
      Fachada tejana
      Texas granite
      Courtesy of Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, and
      Richard Green Gallery, New York

      Georgia Stele, 1986
      Estela de georgia
      Georgia granite
      Courtesy of David/McClain Gallery, Houston, and
      Richard Green Gallery, New York


      22. MANUEL NERI (Born 1930, Sanger, California)

      * Annunciation No. 2, 1981-82
      Annunciación No. 2
      Bronze with oil-based enamel
      Collection of The Lannan Foundation

      Green Indians No. 4, 1980
      Indios verdes No. 4
      Mixed media on paper
      The Mexican Museum, San Francisco

      Carriona Figure No. 2, 1981
      Figura de Carriona No. 2
      Marble with oil-based pigment
      Private collection; courtesy of Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

      Untitled V, 1985
      Sin titulo V
      Mixed media on paper
      Collection of Thomson M. and Joanna S. Hirst

      Mujer pegada series No. 2, 1985-86
      Glued Woman Series No. 2
      Bronze with enamel paint
      Collection of Laila and Thurston Twigg-Smith

      23. PEDRO PEREZ (Born 1951, Caibarien, Cuba)

      Living Like a Refugee, 1982
      Viviendo coma un refugiado
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York

      La Esmeralda (Queen that Shoots Birds), 1982
      Mixed media
      Collection of Jock Truman and Eric Green

      God, 1981
      Dios
      Gold leaf, acrylic and costume jewelery on wood
      Collection of Jock Truman and Eric Green

      24. MARTIN RAMIREZ, (Born 1885, Jalisco, Mexico; died 1960, Auburn, California)

      + Untitled (Tunnels and Trains), 1950s
      Sin titulo (Tuneles y trenes)
      Pencil and crayon on brown paper
      Private collection

      Madonna, circa 1950s
      Crayon and colored pencil on paper
      Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Harithas

      Untitled (Animal), 1953
      Sin titulo, (Animal)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      Untitled (Proscenium Image), 1953
      Sin título (Imagen de proscenio)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      Untitled (Animal), 1953
      Sin título (Animal)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      Untitled (Horse and Rider), 1954
      Sin título (Caballo y jinete)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nillson

      Untitled (Cities and Courtyards), 1953
      Sin título (Ciudades y patios)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      * Untitled (Tunnels and Trains), 1954
      Sin título (Tuneles y trenes)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      Untitled (Jesus), 1950s
      Sin titulo (Jesús)
      Crayon on paper
      Collection of A. Dennis Kyte and Seymour Surnow

      Untitled (Tunnels and Trains), 1953
      Sin título (Tuneles y trenes)
      Pencil, tempera and crayon on collaged paper
      Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

      25. ARNALDO ROCHE (Born 1955, San Juan, Puerto Rico)

      The Dream, 1986
      El Sueño
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Jose B. Andreu

      The Spirit of the Flesh, 1980
      El espiritu de la carne
      Oil pastel on paper
      Collection of Myrna Baez

      The Source, 1986
      La fuente
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Jose E. Rovira

      The Fall, 1985
      La caída
      Oil pastel on gessoed paper
      Collection of John Belk and Margarita Serapion

      Carving the Spirit of the Flesh, 1980
      Tallando el espíritu de la came
      Oil pastel on paper
      Collection of the artist

      * Burning the Spirit of the Flesh, 1980
      Quemando el espiritu de la carne
      Oil pastel on paper
      Collection of Marirnar Benitez

      26. FRANK ROMERO (Born 1941, East Los Angeles, California)

      Toto, 1984
      Oil on canvas
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

      Floor of Blood, 1986
      Piso de sangre
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Michael Culhane

      The Closing of Whittier Boulevard, 1984
      Cuando cerraron el Boulevard Whittier
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      Still Life with Red Car, 1986
      Bogedón con auto rojo
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      38 Chevie, 1984
      Chevrolet del año 38
      Acrylic on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      27. Paul Sierra (Born 1944, Havana, Cuba)

      Mad Dogs, 1984
      Perros locos
      Acrylic on canvas
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

      La Famba, 1985
      The Famba
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of George and Mary Dundore

      Three Days and Three Nights, 1985
      Tres días y tres noches
      Oil on canvas
      Courtesy of Robert Berman/B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

      Cuatro santos, 1985
      Four Saints
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Cheech and Patty Mann

      28. LUIS STAND (Born 1950, Barranquilia, Colombia)

      Untitled (Figures with Machetes), 1984
      Sin titulo (Figuras con machetes)
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      El viejo tigre, 1985
      The Old Tiger
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of the artist

      El general sin manos, 1984
      The General without Hands
      Oil on canvas
      Collection of Orlando Godoy

      29. LUIS TAPIA (Born 1950, Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Reredos, 1986
      Carved and painted aspen and pine
      Collection of the artist

      Death Cart, 1986
      Carro de la muerte
      Pine, aspen, human teeth and hair, and mica
      Collection of the artist

      30. JOHN VALADEZ (Born 1951, Los Angeles, California)

      * + La Butterfly, 1983
      Pastel on paper
      Collection of Ann Calhoun

      Beto’s Vacation (Water, Land, Fire), 1985
      Las vacaciones de Beto (Tierra, agua y fuego)
      Pastel on paper
      Collection of Dennis Hopper

      Fatima, 1984
      Pastel on paper
      Collection of Peter and Eileen Norton

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    • April 1989: The first museum exhibition to survey in depth the work of contemporary American artists of Hispanic origin opens at The Brooklyn Museum June 9, 1989. Entitled Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors, the exhibition presents 150 works in a broad range of styles and themes by 30 artists, and includes paintings, sculptures in bronze, wood, stone, and ceramic, works on paper, mixed-media objects, and installations. It will remain on view in the Museum’s East End Galleries, located on the fifth floor, through September 4, 1989.

      The exhibition, organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has been made possible by grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and ARCO Foundation. The national tour is sponsored by AT&T Foundation.

      The Hispanic population in the United States comprises a great ethnic, cultural and national diversity. Hispanic Art in the United States reflects this variety with a presentation of Latino artists who have produced vital and progressive art in cities throughout the United States. The artists included in the exhibition are both professionally trained and self-taught painters and sculptors who draw on a multitude of historical and stylistic sources. A few of the artists, such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Robert Graham and Manuel Neri are well known; most, however, have not as yet established national reputations. While approximately half the artists represented were born in the United States, all currently reside at least part time in this country.

      While a number of the works in the exhibition can be identified with more recent mainstream trends in contemporary American art, like Neo-Expressionism and New Image painting, others represent more regional developments that have not been as widely recognized. The southwestern United States, where large numbers of Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) live, is particularly well represented in the exhibition. Also included are works by artists of Cuban, South American, and Puerto Rican heritage.

      The exhibition was selected and organized by John Beardsley and Jane Livingston of The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Its installation at The Brooklyn Museum was coordinated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator, and Laural Weintraub, Assistant Curator, of Contemporary Art at the Museum.

      The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated scholarly catalogue containing detailed biographies of the artists as well as introductory essays on Hispanic art and culture by Octavio Paz, noted Mexican poet, writer and diplomat; Jane Livingston, Associate Director of The Corcoran Gallery of Art; and John Beardsley, Adjunct Curator at the Corcoran (260 pages; hardcover, $32.50).

      In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum’s Division of Education has organized a variety of public programs. On Sunday, June 18, an important daylong symposium will take place entitled “Hispanic Art in Perspective.” Other programs include bilingual gallery talks, artist walk-throughs of the exhibiton, bus tours to artists’ studios, and a Latin American outdoor concert series. In addition, an audio guide with commentary by some of the artists in the exhibition as well as by scholars on Hispanic art will accompany the presentation.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 1989, 076-78. View Original 1 . View Original 2 . View Original 3

    • May 1989: In conjunction with the major traveling exhibition Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors, which is on view at The Brooklyn Museum from June 9 through September 4, 1989, the Museum’s Education Division has organized a variety of public programs -- many of them free with Museum admission. They include: a daylong symposium, Latin jazz concerts, a bus tour to artists’ studios, bilingual gallery talks, artist walk-throughs of the exhibition, as well as a variety of children’s programs.

      An important symposium entitled “Hispanic Art in Perspective” will take place on Sunday, June 18. This dialogue of curators, scholars, critics, and artists will explore the myths and realities of cultural cohesiveness, issues of artistic identity, and frameworks for understanding, evaluating and presenting Hispanic art and culture. Admission to the symposium is $10.00, and preregistration is required.

      A full weekend of events, including a special viewing of the exhibition and a bus tour to New York City Hispanic art institutions, will precede the symposium. The symposium is designed to provide participants with a broader view of the artists and institutions continually at work within the Hispanic arts community. There will be an admission charge to these events, and preregistration is required.

      Giants of Latin jazz can be heard as part of the Museum’s outdoor-concert series, “Jazz Up Your Summer,” held in the Frieda Schiff Warburg Memorial Sculpture Garden. On Sunday, August 13, at 3 p.m. (rain date: Monday, August 14, at 6 p.m.), conga master Ray Barretto and his Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert. On August 20, at 3 p.m. (rain date: August 21 at 6 p.m.), Paquito D’Rivera and The Havana/New York Ensemble will perform a special salute to Chico O’Farrill, the masterful composer and arranger for The Afro-Cubans, legendary band of the 1940s and 50s. Concluding the series on August 27 at 3 p.m. (rain date: August 28 at 6 p.m.), the renowned Gonzales brothers, Jerry and Andy, entertain with their Fort Apache Band and special guest trumpeters Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros and Jose Chombo Silva. The jazz series is free with Museum admission.

      On Thursday, July 13, Brooklyn Museum curators Charlotta Kotik and Laural Weintraub will conduct a special tour to the studios of three painters whose work is represented in the exhibition. Luis Cruz Acazeta, Rolando Briseño and Pedro Perez will discuss their techniques and works in progress. There will be an admission charge to this event, and preregistration is required.

      The Museum’s popular “Children Meet the Artist” series, which consists of a gallery visit and a hands-on workshop session, continues this summer with two related events. Young people ages 13 and older have the opportunity to meet the painters Luis Stand on Saturday, June 17, at 12:45 p.m., and Rolando Briseño on Saturday, August 5, at 1 p.m. Admission is free, and preregistration is required.

      Other programs, including gallery talks and artist walk-throughs in both English and Spanish, as well as a children’s art course related to the exhibition, will be held throughout the summer. For further information on fees, registration and schedules, please call the Education Division at (718) 638-5000, Ext. 230.

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    • June 1989: Eight New York-area artists are represented in Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, the first major museum exhibition to survey in depth the work of contemporary American artists of Hispanic origin. The exhibition, which opens June 9 at The Brooklyn Museum and will remain on view through September 4, is concluding its two-year, seven-city tour in New York.

      The New York artists and many of their colleagues will be present at a gala reception, sponsored by AT&T, on Wednesday, June 7, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. Hispanic Art in the United States, organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has been made possible by grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and ARCO Foundation. The national tour is sponsored by the AT&T Foundation.

      The exhibition of 150 works includes paintings, sculpture in bronze, wood, stone and ceramic, works on paper, mixed-media objects and installations.

      The eight New York-based artists are Luis Cruz Azaceta, Rolando Briseno, Lydia Buzio, Ismael Frigerio, Roberto Juarez, Gregorio Marzan, Pedro Perez and Luis Stand.

      Following are biographical sketches of the New York artists:

      LUIS CRUZ AZACETA was born in Havana in 1942 and came alone to the United States when he was 18. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, painting geometric abstractions, and graduated in 1969. He has had numerous solo and group shows, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

      ROLANDO BRISENO, born in 1952 in San Antonio, is of Mexican-American descent. He studied art at The Cooper Union and at the University of Texas in Austin, receiving a B.A. and B.F.A. in 1977, and an M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1979. Virtually all of his mature work was destroyed in a fire in 1985. Devastated by the loss, Briseno moved to Rome. Most of the work in this exhibition was produced there. He now resides in Brooklyn.

      LYDIA BUZIO was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1948. She studied drawing, painting and ceramics in Montevideo, and was influenced by the family’s neighbor, Horacio Torres, the son of the Uruguyan painter Joaquin Torres-Garcia. She moved to New York in 1972. Her admiration of frescoes combined with the constructivism of Torres-Garcia form the basis of her work, which consists of frieze-like compositions painted on earthenware vessels.

      ISMAEL FRIGERIO was born in Chile in 1955 and studied philosophy and fine arts at the University of Chile. His commitment to painting brought him to the United States, first in 1979, and permanently in 1981. He continues to study philosophy, and maintains ties with Chile, exhibiting there and in the United States.

      ROBERTO JUAREZ was born in Chicago in 1952 of Puerto Rican and Mexican-American descent. He received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977 and, following a brief visit to Paris in 1979, moved to New York. His work was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s recent international survey exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture, and he has had numerous solo exhibitions.

      GREGORIO MARZAN, in a pattern typical of self-taught artists, did not begin creating art until late in life. Born in 1906 in Vega Barja, Puerto Rico, he moved to New York in 1937, where he found work in a series of toy factories. Several years into his retirement, he began making fanciful animal sculptures, brightly colored with paint and foil. His work is in the collection of El Museo del Barrio in New York.

      PEDRO PEREZ was born in Caibarien, Cuba, in 1951, and came to the United States with his parents in 1966. He received an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore in 1976, and subsequently moved to New York. His artistic production ranges from painting and drawing to elaborate gold leaf and cut glass constructions.

      LUIS STAND was born in Colombia in 1950, and came to the United States in 1969 to become an artist. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, receiving his B.F.A in 1980. He is a painter and sculptor who exhibits regularly both in Colombia and New York.

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    • June 1989: Temperatura Actual
      Group show featuring Rolando Briseño, Ismael Frigerio, and Luis Stand
      June 28-August 5
      Scott Alan
      270 Lafayette
      Suite 204
      New York, NY 10012
      (212) 226-5145

      Group Exhibition

      Mel Casas, Luis Jimenez, Carlos Almaraz, Patricia Gonzalez, Rolando Briseño, César Martinez, Ibsen Espada, Gilbert “Maju” Luján, and Luis Stand
      June 10-July 29
      Arte Moderno
      382 West Broadway (SoHotel)
      New York, NY 10012
      (212) 624-0855

      Juan Sanchez
      June 17-July 22
      Exit Art
      576 Broadway
      New York, NY 10012
      (212) 966-7745

      David Avalos
      June 13-July 28
      INTAR Hispanic American Gallery
      420 West 42nd Street, 2nd floor
      New York, NY 10036
      (212) 695-6134

      Pedro Perez: Paintings and Sculpture 1982-1987
      June 7-30
      Marilyn Pearl
      420 West Broadway, 1 St floor
      New York, NY 10012
      (212) 966-5506

      Latin American Masters
      June-August
      Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art
      23 East 73rd Street
      New York, NY 10021
      (212) 288-2213

      Roberto Juarez and Robert Graham
      May 23-June
      Robert Miller Gallery
      41 East 57th Street
      New York, NY 10022
      (212) 980-5454

      New Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection
      June-September 3
      El Museo del Barrio
      1230 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10029
      (212) 831-7272

      Juxtaposing Perspectives
      May 23-July 2

      Marius Sznadjderman: Landscapes of the Mind
      and
      Imaginary Presence in Guatemalan Art
      June 22-August 5

      Current Arrivals
      July 6-August 5
      The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art
      584 Broadway, 7th floor
      New York, NY 10012
      (212) 966-6699

      Group Show
      Marcos Dimas, Sharon Frazier, Miriam Hernandez, Lee Kleiner, Jesus Muñiz, Fernando Salicrup, Elaine Soto, and Shoko Tanaka
      June 24-July 28
      Taller Boricua
      121 East 106th Street
      New York, NY 10029

      Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors
      June 9-September 4
      The Brooklyn Museum
      200 Eastern Parkway
      Brooklyn, New York, 11238
      (718) 638-5000

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    • June 1989: The Brooklyn Museum and AT&T
      cordially invite you to the
      Press Preview
      of
      Hispanic Art in the United States:
      Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors


      Wednesday, June 7
      10 a.m. to noon
      Remarks at 11 a.m.
      at
      The Brooklyn Museum*
      The Contemporary Galleries and the
      Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery
      Fifth Floor

      Refreshments will be served.

      RSVP: The Public Information Department The Brooklyn Museum
      (718) 638-5000, extension 330

      *Special motor coach service available from the AT&T building, 550 Madison Avenue (at 56th Street), departing promptly at 9:30 a.m., returning at noon. To reserve seating, please call The Brooklyn Museum (718) 638-5000, extension 330.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 1989, 075. View Original

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    • Review/Art; 30 Hispanic Artists At Brooklyn MuseumJune 9, 1989 By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN"LEAD: ''Hispanic Art in the United States: 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors,'' which opens today at the Brooklyn Museum, is the wrong exhibition at the right time. One begins walking through it full of expectations about artists who are finally receiving their due recognition. One leaves full of doubts - doubts not about the quality of..."
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