The Most Exciting Latino Art & Culture Exhibitions Happening in the Second Half of 2019
People of color do not always get to see their histories and works in museums. While in recent years we’ve seen more inclusion, particularly for Latino communities, these institutions still have a long way to go to reach true parity.
In 2017, the Getty Foundation funded an ambitious project to showcase Latino and Latin American exhibitions in California. Titled Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A., the 43 exhibitions were a far-reaching look at the relationship between Latin American and Latino art with Los Angeles. The following year, we saw more representation for these communities in the art world. And 2019, has also seen some great exhibitions dedicated to our communities.
The year is not yet over, and there are still some exciting exhibitions to check out in 2019. Below, here are seven exhibitions dedicated to Latino and Latin American art and culture that should be on your radar.
Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean
Where: The Met, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028
When: December 16, 2019 to January 10, 2021
Cost: New York residents pay what they wish
Arte del mar looks at the artistic exchange between Taíno civilizations. The pieces on view pay tribute to Taínos traditions, as well as how their legacy matters in contemporary Afro-Caribbean art.
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