Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo gallery shot

Visual Arts

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.

About

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 2020 series:

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).

ADDRESS

680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-8950

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.

Exhibitions
Joaquín Orellana: The Spine of Music
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Opening in January, Americas Society presents the first U.S. exhibition of the Guatemalan composer's innovative instruments alongside contemporary art.

Past Exhibitions
Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo
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On view through November 20, 2020, the exhibition presents poetic readings of the artist's youth, love experiences, and spiritual reflections in Paraguay.

Public Programs
Past Events
In the Studio: Sandra Monterroso

Watch the video: Americas Society Americas Society hosted the Guatemalan artist on Instagram Live on December 2 to discuss her practice. 

 
In the Studio: Anna Parisi

Watch the video: Americas Society hosted the Brazilian artist on Instagram live on November 18 to discuss her practice.

Publications
Feliciano Centurión

Edited by Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Karen Marta, this is the first monograph ever published in any language on the life and work of Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión.

Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo

Edited by Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Karen Marta, this is a fully illustrated pocket book released to accompany the same-titled exhibition at Americas Society. 

Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl

Edited by Karen Marta and Gabriela Rangel, this is a fully illustrated pocket book released to accompany the same-titled exhibition at Americas Society.

Education

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.

To schedule a tour for your class or group, please contact: artgallery@as-coa.org

Alice Miceli opening, OnWhiteWall.com

Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl at Americas Society. Photo by OnWhiteWall.com

Arts of the Americas Circle

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, Diana Fane; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Diana López and Herman Sifontes; and Edward J. Sullivan.

For more information about the Arts of the Americas Circle, please contact: artgallery@as-coa.org

AAC

Private tour by Inés Katzenstein and Karen Grimson of Sur Moderno: Journeys of Abstraction at The Museum of Modern Art, November 2019.

Funders

Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita B. Brodsky; Diana Fane; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Diana López and Herman Sifontes; and Edward J. Sullivan.