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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.
UPCOMING EVENTS PAST EVENTS
Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner
February 24 to June 18, 2016
In the early 1990s, Silvia Gruner (Mexico City, 1959) significantly contributed to the creation of a distinct vocabulary for Mexican contemporary art through the appropriation of vernacular culture. Gruner’s work delves into the relationship between the body (personal) and identity (collective), a dichotomy which often locates her work in two poles: the psychological and subjective, and the political and public. Her explorations blend feminism and post-conceptualism with experimental film, photography, installation, and performance. As a meditation on desire and malady, her work unleashes a paradoxical impetus for excess and contention that manifests resistance against the idea of an artistic style in the contemporary art world, with a critical positioning in relation to the present dominance of the art market.
An expanded version of the exhibition will be presented from October 2016 to January 2017 at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico.
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 past exhibitions below, and view a timeline of Visual Arts exhibitions dating back to 1967.
Video: Behind Silvia Gruner's Hemispheres
The gallery is free and open to the public.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12–6 p.m.
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.