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Featured Exhibition: The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, until 27 May 2019

José Sabogal, Cover of the journal Amauta, n. 26 (September – October), 1929, Journal, Museo de Arte de Lima

Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian magazine Amauta was one of the most influential cultural and political periodicals of the early 20th century. The exhibition of more than 250 works follows Amauta’s development as a platform to explore the diversity of the avant-garde artistic production in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico and the debates that shaped the art of Latin America during the 1920s. This exhibition, organised by Beverly Adams, Curator of Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art, and Natalia Majluf, Director and Chief Curator, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru addresses the avant-garde production of a vast network of artists and writers connected with Amauta. and includes works in a variety of forms ranging from paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs through to popular ceramics, many by lesser known artists as well as pieces by Tina Modotti and Diego Rivera. A large network of correspondents in Latin America and Europe fed the magazine, which had a print run of 3-4,000, and gave Amauta an international impact.

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The exhibition will travel from Madrid to the Museo de Arte de Lima (20 June – 22 September 2019); the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (17 October 2019 – 12 January 2020); and finally to Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Texas (February 16, 2020 – 17 May, 2020).

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Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America: Austin, Texas

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Exhibition:
Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Two-part exhibition:
(1) 20 September 2014 – 14 June 2015
(2) July 2015 – 2016

A two-part exhibition, the first phase of which features seven paintings on loan from two of the United States’ most distinguished collections of colonial South American art: the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, New York, and the Marilynn and Carl Thoma Collection, Chicago.
The paintings, created in what are now the countries of Peru and Venezuela, represent devotions to Mary that were popular in Spain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and brought to the Americas by Spanish colonists.

In phase two, which opens in July 2015, the works reflect a different narrative with uniquely South American elements: the Virgin in the New World. Included are paintings by masters Antonio José Landaeta and Juan Pedro López, and several works by unidentified artists.