Art & Literature

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930 Opens at Americas Society

Americas Society presents The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930, an exhibition that explores the impact that a century of accelerated urbanization as well as political and social transformations had on the architectural landscapes of six Latin American capitals: Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile. Curated by Idurre Alonso and Maristella Casciato, The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930 will be on view in the Americas Society Art Gallery at 680 Park Avenue from March 22 through June 30, 2018. The exhibition features rare maps, engravings, drawings, photographs, books, and videos that range from Hernán Cortés’ Map of Tenochtitlán (1524) to Le Corbusier’s drawings of the City of Buenos Aires (1929).

Univision donates Artworks to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announcesd a major donation by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) of 57 artworks from its collection, featuring serigraphs, paintings and mixed media works by forty artists and masters from throughout Latin America and the United States

Annenberg Space For Photography Presents “Cuba Is”

On September 9th, the Annenberg Space for Photography opens an exclusive exhibit called Cuba Is. The show is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative presenting the work of Latino and Latin American artists in more than 70 museums and cultural institutions across Southern California.

Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in LatAM (16th to 20th Centuries).

  Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in Latin America, offering a visual and acoustic perspective on the indigenous, Hispanic and African cultural roots of Latin American music.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The exhibition presents 92 artworks in all media, 63 of which have been acquired by the museum since 2011, representing its deep and continuing commitment to collecting Latino art. “Our America” will be on view from Oct. 25 through March 2, 2014. The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art.


In this historical saga, the essence of the Cuban Revolution is captured through the eyes of the Candela family as they reflect on the life that could have been and the generation that must create a new paradise in exile. by Antonio J. Guernica

Beyond Salsa: Latin Flavors featured in New Smithsonian Food Exhibition.

Seventy years of Latino food history, from a circa 1940 tortilla press to California vineyard tools used by the Robledo family, are featured in “FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000,” opening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Nov. 20. The exhibition draws on the museum’s Bracero farm labor collection as well as highlights new objects collected to show the influence of immigrants and migrants on the American table, including the diffusion of Mexican-inspired food into all corners of the country.

And the winner of the Frame an Iconic American contest is …..

We asked you to vote on which of five iconic American figures should be memorialized in a new biographical portrait by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist. After more than 11,000 votes cast, the winner is…Celia Cruz! Each historical figure brought a different set of ideas to the discussion, and worthy arguments were made for each of them. The Queen of Salsa resonated with a clear majority of the voters, representing a multifaceted story of immigration, music, and entertainment.

We at want to thank the team at Eventus for asking us to help get the word out to our readers.

Tejano Monument unveiled on Texas Capitol Grounds.

The Tejano Monument, a multi-statue monument honoring the contributions of Texas early Spanish-Mexican settlers and their descendants, was unveiled on the south lawn of the Texas Capitol grounds before local and state community and legislative leaders, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman. The unveiling marks a 12-year effort by Hispanic business, education, and community leaders to honor early Spanish and Mexican pioneers that are seldom mentioned in Texas history. The monument is the largest of its kind on any state capitol grounds in the U.S. and will be seen by the more than one million people who visit the Texas State Capitol each year.

Legislation supporting creation of American Latino Museum on the National Mall.

Members of the federal commission to study the feasibility of a The National Museum of the American Latino applauded the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to establish the Smithsonian American Latino Museum, as recommended by the National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Commission.

Meet the new blatino Spiderman

While much of the marketing and media world–Spanish-language and English-language–still struggles with blatinos, the comic strip world keeps making big splashes. Published by Manny Gonzalez. To read more CLICK above on El Blog

Lopez Negrete Communications wins National ADDY Award for Walmart.

The American Advertising Federation presented Lopez Negrete Communications Inc. with a Silver National ADDY® Award for advertising creative excellence at the Federation’s annual national advertising conference in San Diego.

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