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The Visual Arts program boasts the longest-standing private space in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting and promoting art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada; it has achieved a unique and renowned leadership position in the field, producing both historical and contemporary exhibitions. The Visual Arts program present three exhibitions annually, each accompanied by a series of public and educational programs featuring outstanding artists, curators, critics and scholars. The Visual Arts program produces exhibition catalogues as well as scholarly publications, including the seminal work, A Principality of Its Own: 40 Years of Visual Arts at the Americas Society.
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The Society’s Visual Arts department, dedicated to fostering a better understanding of art in the American regions beyond U.S. borders from the pre-Columbian era to the present day, produces gallery exhibitions, illustrated catalogs, and a variety of public programs. The quality of our exhibitions attests to the diversity and heritage of the Americas, and upholds the mandate of the Americas Society to foster a better understanding of the art made in these regions from the pre-Columbian era to the present day.
The visual arts program boasts the longest-standing private space in the United States dedicated to exhibiting and promoting art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. Americas Society is recognized for its catalyzing role in establishing Latin American art markets in the United States and helping to expand the notion of modernity in the western hemisphere. The success of the department is rooted in its role as not merely a consecratory venue, but also as a platform for new artistic visions and achievements from throughout the Americas.
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Cristóbal Lehyt: Iris Sheets - Cristóbal Lehyt’s (b. 1973) approach to site-specificity questions the immediate perception of sight (and the site) as a device of cultural translation: what you see is not what you get. For Lehyt, site-specific sculpture occupies the exhibition space as a phenomenological difficulty rather than an encounter with the audience.
Lehyt’s artistic practice, specially his drawings, also departs from a psychological conundrum, projecting the real on a screen, or "sheet"—a piece of white fabric, thick but not totally opaque, serves in this case as an allegory of sight as blurred vision or detritus. Typically, his series of drawings entitled, Drama Projections operates within the liminal realm of language as an impediment or defect. Drawing serves as a medium for a silent type of storytelling in which a mechanism of reproduction/psychic projection allows the artist to delve into life’s everyday conflicts that are unleashed by the artist’s narrative impulse.
The Visual Arts program boasts the longest-standing private space in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting and promoting art from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada; it has achieved a unique and renowned leadership position in the field, producing both historical and contemporary exhibitions. The Visual Arts program present three exhibitions annually, each accompanied by a series of public and educational programs featuring outstanding artists, curators, critics and scholars.
Explore our exhibitions below, and view a timeline of Visual Arts exhibitions dating back to 1967.
The gallery is free and open to the public.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
The gallery will be closed from November 28-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Take the train to 68th Street/Hunter College or the train to Lexington Ave/63rd Street. We are located on the northwest corner of East 68th Street and Park Avenue.
Special editions of books covering visual arts of the western Hemisphere and published by the Americas Society.
The Visual Arts department offers a variety of beautifully illustrated catalogues that chronicle past Americas Society exhibitions.