December 1, 2016
Surreal Native Woman, Guillermo Wiedemann (1960s)
The University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum's new exhibit, "Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States," unites the multicultural musings of 71 artists—50 from Latin America and 21 from the United States.
The 75-piece mixed-media showcase opens this Saturday, June 22, stringing together works that exemplify the stylistic similarities employed by various regions from 1919 to 1979. During this time, the art world shifted its gaze from Europe to the Americas, due in part to the Mexican mural movement and its influence on neighboring countries like Colombia and Cuba. Several works in "Pan American Modernism" will be making their exhibition debut.
The museum has also put together a hefty programming lineup for the exhibit, which will remain on view through October 13. Curator Dr. Nathan Timpano will host a related lecture series in September, followed by appearances by noted national historians. The campus' Cosford Cinema will also screen a collection of modernist films, beginning with the The Violin on July 18. 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, 305-284-3535
BY LIANA LOZADA