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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 presents 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.

 

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   

Exhibition Opening of Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Join us for the opening of this exhibition featuring the work of groundbreaking female photographer Kati Horna, curated by Michel Otayek and Christina De León.  ... Read More

Conserving the Legacy of Kati Horna: Norah Horna in Conversation with Gabriela Rangel

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:30pm | New York

Norah Horna, director of the Archivo Privado de Fotografía y Gráfica Kati y José Horna, speaks with Americas Society's Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator Gabriela Rangel. ... Read More

Becoming a Young Collector 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:30pm | New York
Webcast Available

Join us for a panel presentation on how to start a personal art collection.  ... Read More

October Guided Tour of Told and Untold

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30pm | New York

The curators of the exhibition, Christina De León and Michel Otayek, will lead a guided tour of Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press.  ... Read More

¡CLAP! – 10x10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Join us for a [panel presentation on contemporary Latin American Photobooks, held in conjunction with ¡CLAP!.  ... Read More

November Guided Tour of Told and Untold

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm | New York

Join curators Christina De León and Michel Otakey in a guided tour of Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press. ... Read More

Kati Horna and Women Photographers in Exile 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm | New York

Join us for a panel discussion on the work of Kati Horna and other female photographers in exile.  ... Read More

Tour Guiado en Español de Told and Untold

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:00pm | New York

Directora de Artes Visuales Gabriela Rangel brinda un tour guiado en español de la exhibición Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press.   ... Read More

Upcoming Exhibition

Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press

September 14 to December 17, 2016
General Opening September 13

For several decades Kati Horna (née Katalin Deutsch, Budapest, 1912–Mexico City, 2000) photographed a cross-section of Mexico’s cultural life. As the first solo show dedicated to the photographer in the United States, Told and Untold will feature Horna’s photographs displayed alongside the newspapers and magazines that put them in circulation. Through the display of photographs, contact sheets, montage cuttings, periodicals, and personal albums of her work, the show will give viewers the chance to understand Horna as a female artist who thrived in collaborative environments—or, as she preferred to call herself, una obrera del arte (an art worker).

Learn more about the exhibition.

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.

Watch a video of the previous exhibition, Silvia Gruner's Hemispheres

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Cristóbal Lehyt: Iris Sheets

September 10, 2013

The Fall 2013 exhibition offers site-specific installations by the Chilean artist that call into question perceptions of sight and space. ... Read More

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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.

Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The publication Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! is produced in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition held at Americas Society’s Art Gallery. This catalogue features reproductions of Antonio Manuel’s artwork from the 1960s and 70s, in which he manipulates images appropriated from the mass media, explores performance and video art techniques, and reinterprets the human body itself as a vehicle for art. ... Read More

Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (The Wedding)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Americas Society released a fully illustrated publication about the exhibition Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (The Wedding), which explored the relationship between abstraction, animation, modern dance, and music. The catalogue features essays by Nuit Banai, Lynn Garafalo, and Gabriela Rangel, as well as interviews with Herrera, Christopher Newton, and Dame Monica Mason. ... Read More

Tiempos Violentos / Shattered Glass

Monday, November 8, 2010

Americas Society is pleased to announce the December 9 presentation by Americas Society Visual Arts Director Gabriela Rangel of the Tiempos Violentos/Shattered Glass catalague at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. This bilingual publication includes essays by guest curators Bertha Aguilar, Alejandra Olvera and Sandra Zetina. It is also fully illustrated and presents over 75 color images, including all the pieces exhibited as well as many others. ... Read More

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