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Interview: Dr. Thomas Dillehay on Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dr. Thomas D. Dillehay, a distinguished professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt University and Professor Extroardinaire at the Universidad de Chile, talks with AS/COA Online about the objects featured in Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology from the Domeyko Cassel Collection—the current exhibition featured at the Americas Society. ... Read More

Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology from the Domeyko Cassel Collection

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology from the Domeyko Cassel Collection examines an indigenous group barely known outside of South America. Gathering a number of important artifacts and curated Thomas Dillehay, the exhibition catalogue showcases Mapuche silverware, drums, textiles, and masks as means to explore the Mapuche social and religious worldview. ... Read More

Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)Formed by Color

Sunday, August 31, 2008

One of the finest exponents of Latin American Kinetic and Op art, the Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez is a legend among contemporaries such as Jesus Soto and Alejandro Otero. In 2008, the Americas Society orchestrated Cruz-Diez's first solo exhibition in the United States, for which Carlos Cruz Diez: InFormed by Color is the exhibition catalogue—the first comprehensive publication in English devoted to the artist. ... Read More

Catalog Release for Beginning with a Bang! Exhibition

Sunday, September 30, 2007  | 

Americas Society announces the release of a catalog for the current exhibition Beginning with a Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy. The publication includes essays by featured artists and a historical timeline covering the shift between the explosive and experimental moment in the Argentine art scene of the 1960s and the current scene emerging after extreme crises in Argentina during the last 40 years. ... Read More

Beginning with a Bang! Argentine Art and Literature Series Opening

Friday, September 28, 2007  | 

Americas Society presents Beginning with a Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy, an exhibition of Argentine contemporary art that maps the historical scenario of specific breakthroughs in contemporary art of 1960s Buenos Aires. The exhibition opened September 28 with a curatorial dialogue. In addition, AS hosted a panel discussion on contemporary Argentine literature at 6:30 p.m. reflecting on Argentina's complex identity through its culture, history, and landscape. ... Read More

Reproducing Nations: Types and Costumes in Asia and Latin America ca. 1800-1860

Friday, March 31, 2006

This innovative exhibition explores the descriptive tradition of "costumbrismo" as it developed in South America in the first half of the nineteenth century. The catalogue focuses on the cultural responses opened up by trade and commerce in the nineteenth century, and also traces the broad circulation of costume books, prints, and watercolors within South America, Asia, and Europe. ... Read More