Only one day left to see a marvelous array of color, images and explosive art selected by E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art for the Smithsonian American Art Museum whose collection supplies the exhibition for "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" up through March 2 at the museum.
The variety and subjects of past and present by 72 artists whose 92 pieces are included will astonish and amaze. Modern, abstract, stories, sound, film, photography, and sculpture are here for all to see.
The presentation advances the Smithsonian's goal "to build a significant collection of Latino art," said Elizabeth Broun, the museum's director, in a statement. The effort took three years to put together, and the outcome "truly represents the Latino experience in this country," she said.
If you miss the show in Washington, you may still see it in other U.S. cities since it travels to Florida International University in Miami for exhibition from March 28 - June 22, 2014; the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, Sept. 21, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015; the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Feb. 6, - May 17, 2015; the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Oct. 16, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016; and the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, March 5 - May 29, 2016.
What: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
When: Closes Sunday, March 2, 2014. The museum is open from 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets, N. W., Washington, D.C.
How much: No charge
For more information: 202-633-1000 or visit the web site
Metro station: Gallery Place-Chinatown or walk 10 minutes from Metro Center