Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibition Extended

. April 30, 2015

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is extending the run of its popular Latino art show. Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will be on view through June 28, 2015. The exhibition opened February 6 and was originally scheduled to close on May 17.

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

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

“We’ve been thrilled by the community’s overwhelmingly positive response to this exhibition,” says Gretchen Dietrich, the UMFA’s executive director. “Our America is attracting people of all ages from across our community, including many first-time visitors. This show rewards multiple encounters, but we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience these important works of art at least once.”

The UMFA has four free-admission days before the show closes—on May 6, May 16, June 3, and June 20. UMFA general admission is free on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program.

Our America includes more than 80 artworks from more than 60 leading modern and contemporary Latino artists. The exhibition explores the varied and deep links between Latino art and U.S. history, culture and art through work created since the 1950s, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. Our America explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and provides insight into our nation’s past and unfolding present.

The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For More Information Please visit umfa.utah.edu/ouramerica.

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Category: Fine Art

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