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Continental Abstraction

Highlights from the Art Museum of the Americas

On View:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 — Sunday, February 18, 2018


Continental Abstraction examines the wide spectrum of social, cultural, and artistic concerns of countries across Latin America. The exhibition includes over 40 works drawn from the collection of the Organization of American States (OAS) Art Museum of the Americas (AMA), based in Washington, DC. Over 30 artists hailing from 20 different countries experiment with form and materials and investigate through an abstract lens, themes of migration, exile, poverty, freedom, and creativity.

The exhibition has been organized by Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara for the Guadalajara International Book Fair in collaboration with the AMA| Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of the American States.  Guest curated by Marisa Caichiolo and Laura Ayala, University of Guadalajara. At the AMA it was coordinated by Adriana Ospina Curator of the Permanent Collection. At the Frost Art Museum, it was coordinated by Maryanna Ramirez, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, and Klaudio Rodriguez, Curator.

Image Caption: Elsa Gramcko,  Composition 20 [detail], 1958, Oil on canvas, 37 ½ x 51 inches, Collection of OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas.

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