FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820
Opens August 5



The Child Virgin at the Spinning Wheel, c. 1680–1710, oil on canvas, 49 5/8 x 31 3/4 inches.
Museo Pedro de Osma, photo by Daniel Giannoni.

The encounter between European and indigenous peoples of Latin America was among the most cataclysmic events in world history—it also produced some of the richest and most diverse art forms ever seen. The Arts in Latin America will present more than 200 of these stunning works, several of which are on view for the first time in Los Angeles.
 
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
E-mail, lacma@lacma.org
Web site, http://www.lacma.org

The international tour of The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820 was made possible by Fundación Televisa. The exhibition was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. This exhibition was also supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Los Angeles presentation was made possible in part by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund, LACMA’s Art Museum Council, The Getty Foundation, and Bank of America. In-kind support for the Los Angeles presentation was generously provided by KKJZ 88.1 FM.



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