Another America: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection

Carlos Luna, Pa arriba - Pa abajo, 2007, Gouache and charcoal on amate paper, Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection 2010.3, Gift of Dr. Emilio and Ada Montero © Carlos Luna

January 30 through April 23, 2016
Ledger & Murray Galleries

Since its inception in 1966, Polk Museum of Art has established a sophisticated permanent collection. From prehistoric Pre-Columbian antiquities to 21st-century digital prints, the collection boasts a wide ranging survey of historic periods, artistic styles, and cultural trends. Contemporary art is one particularly strong collecting focus for the museum. The museum’s contemporary art collection includes works by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds who are inspired by their unique global perspectives. In order to celebrate one such perspective, Polk Museum of Art exhibits a selection of works by contemporary Latin American artists. Each of these artists have unique approaches to their cultural heritage and create a modern interpretation of what it means to be Latin American.