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.

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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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