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Continental Abstraction

Highlights from the Art Museum of the Americas

  • October 08, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Summary of Exhibition

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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Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, November 4 from 4-7pm

Join us for the opening reception for Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic featuring more than ninety paintings, pastels, and drawings by Cuban painter Rafael Soriano and Continental Abstraction: Highlights from the Art Museum of the Americas an exhibition which examines the wide spectrum of social, cultural, and artistic concerns of countries across Latin America.

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