The Visual Arts program boasts the longest-standing space in the United States dedicated to exhibiting and promoting art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. Since the mid-1960s, Americas Society has been producing both historical and contemporary exhibitions, publications, as well as public and educational programs, featuring outstanding artists, curators, critics, and scholars. Promoting a plural view of culture from the continent, Americas Society has achieved a unique and renowned leadership position in the field.
Members play a fundamental role in Americas Society's cultural activities. Join today.
Discover Americas Society's public program series:
- In Discussion: Dialogues with experts who discuss curatorial projects in Latin America.
- In the Studio: Dialogues between Latin American contemporary artists, critics, and curators.
- In Situ: Instagram posts inviting architects to contribute their spatial ideas around the inside, the outside, and the in-between space(s).
The gallery is currently closed. Part I of This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 was viewable through December 18, 2021. Part II will be on display February 2 to May 14, 2022.
When open, gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12–6 pm, and Saturdays, 12–5 pm. Entrance is free and open to the public.
A maximum capacity of ten people is accepted in the gallery at all times, following health safety guidelines. In accordance with New York City mandate, Americas Society requires all visitors age 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required upon entrance. Face coverings are required for all visitors age two and older at all times.
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New York, NY 10021
Take the 6 train to 68th Street/Hunter College or the F and Q train to Lexington Ave/63rd Street. We are located on the northwest corner of East 68th Street and Park Avenue.
Take a closer look at an exhibition exploring the work of a generation of immigrant artists who revolutionized the city's art scene.
Visual Arts' Instagram Live series invites artists to contribute their work and ideas.
The Canadian artist and curator Aimé Lukin discuss Gower's work focusing on Mexican modernism and muralism.
The Visual Arts program has demonstrated a strong commitment to education and public engagement in its 50 years of history. Visual Arts events are free and welcome all audiences, including families, students, teachers, and scholars. Public programs and bilingual tours stimulate an interest in learning about art of the Americas among diverse communities.
Visual Arts offers regular private group tours of the exhibitions. Tours cater to all levels of learning, including K-12 and university classes, as well as adult groups, and are available in both English and Spanish.
Americas Society has built a partnership with CUNY, Hunter College. Hunter’s Cultural Ambassador works with Visual Arts to welcome students to exhibitions and public programs, as well as special events organized for the students.
In addition to a commitment to foster education and encourage higher learning, the Visual Arts department provides internships for future arts professionals.
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The Arts of the Americas Circle is a dynamic group of collectors and arts lovers, involved in historical, modern, and contemporary art and culture from the region. All funds provide crucial support for our Visual Arts exhibitions, publications, and public programs at Americas Society throughout the year. To support our Visual Arts program, the Americas Society requests Arts of the Americas Circle patrons to make an annual contribution to provide critical financial support for the organization.
As a patron of the Arts of the Americas Circle, you will be invited to join a selection committee responsible for selecting two to three exhibitions proposed by the Visual Arts Department each year. In addition, patrons will also receive invitations for special events exclusively organized for the Circle, including an intimate party held annually, visits to art fairs, galleries and artist’s studios, special book editions and conversations with artists, curators, and collectors.
Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Galeria Almeida e Dale, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan.
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Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Galeria Almeida e Dale, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer. Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan.