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YPA MoMA Private Tour

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 12, 2019


This event is only open to YPA members and capped at 20 guests. YPA Steering Committee and Silver level members receive priority access.

In collaboration with Visual Arts at Americas Society, join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) for a private tour of the exhibition Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction―The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

On view from October 21, 2019, through March 14, 2020, Sur moderno celebrates the arrival of the most important collection of abstract and concrete art from Latin America by dedicating an entire suite of galleries on the Museum’s third floor to the display of artists from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, and Uruguay. The exhibition highlights the work of Lygia Clark, Gego, Raúl Lozza, Hélio Oiticica, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Rhod Rothfuss, among others, focusing on the concept of transformation: a radical reinvention of the art object and a renewal of the social environment through art and design. The exhibition is also anchored by a selection of archival materials that situate the works within their local contexts. Read more about the exhibit here.

The tour will be led by Karen Grimson, curatorial assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints at MoMA, and will last approximately one hour.

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Image: Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan, 1923–2005). Doble transparencia (Double Transparency). 1956. Oil on plexiglass and wood with metal rods and bolts, 21 5/8 × 21 5/8 × 12 5/8″ (55 × 55 × 32 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Ana Teresa Arismendi