Exhibition: Our America

Our America: Preparing Pepón Osorio's El Chandelier for Exhibition

September 24, 2013

Dawn Planas, a graduate conservation student at Buffalo State College, and an intern in the Lunder Conservation Center's objects lab, recently assisted with a treatment of Pepón Osorio's El Chandelier. The sculpture will be featured in the exhibition Our America:...

Preparing for Our America, Close to Home: Muriel Hasbun and Washington D.C.'s Salvadoran Community

September 12, 2013

Latino art is commonly associated with the most recognizable cultural groups with deep roots in the United States--Chicanos, Puerto Ricans and Cuban Americans. However in recent decades artists with ties to other national-origin groups have become increasingly visible. The Washington,...

Preparing for Our America: Portraying Community in a Contested Field

December 13, 2012

Curator E. Carmen Ramos and curatorial assistant Florencia Bazzano-Nelson discuss Sophie Rivera's untitled photographic portraits that will be included in our upcoming exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, opening October 25, 2013. Like other artists in the...

Preparing for Our America: Raphael Montañez-Ortiz Deconstructs the Western

August 14, 2012

Cowboy and "Indian" Film by Raphael Montañez-Ortiz Summertime at the Smithsonian American Art Museum usually means a crop of college and graduate students to assist our scholars with research and exhibition projects. This summer, Orquidea Morales, a graduate student in...

Preparing for Our America: Music and Abstraction, Works by Freddy Rodríguez

July 3, 2012

Freddy Rodríguez's artworks: left: Danza Africana, center: Amor Africano, and right: Danza de Carnaval The exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art will open next fall on October 25, 2013. This may seem like a long time away,...