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Arts of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean

Works of art from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean range from ancient cultures to cutting-edge artists of today. Among the highlights are the Glassell Collection of Pre-Columbian Gold and the museum’s growing collection of modern and contemporary art by Latin American and Latino artists.

 
Ballplayer
Ceramic
600–900
HÉLIO OITICICA
Vermelho cortando o branco
Oil on canvas
1958
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
Cromosaturación (Chromosaturation)
Three chromo-cubicles (fluorescent light with blue, red, and green filters)
1965/2004
XUL SOLAR
Jefa (Patroness)
Watercolor on paper, set on cardboard
1923
Feather Tunic
Cotton and feathers
100 BC–700 AD
ANTONIO BERNI
Juanito va a la ciudad (Juanito Goes to the City)
Wood, paint, industrial trash, cardboard, scrap metal, and fabric assemblage on board
1963
Disk Pectoral with Sun Deity
Gold
300-1550
Standard-Bearer
Volcanic stone
1200–1519
Mask
Gold
800-1350
Warrior
Silver, gilt copper, and shell
100-800 AD
GYULA KOSICE
La ciudad hidroespacial (The Hydrospatial City)
Acrylic, Plexiglas, paint, and light
1946-72
Pair of Ear Ornaments Depicting Supernatural Felines
Gold with turquoise and sodalite inlay
100-800
OLGA de AMARAL
Lienzo Ceremonial 6
Fiber, gold leaf, and paint
1989
MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO
Los agachados (The Crouched Ones)
Gelatin silver print
1934
Poporo Representing a Female Shaman Holding Gourd-Form Poporos
Gold
1–800
Tripod Vase with Bird Handles
Marble
700-1000
Bowls with Birds in Cartouches
Ceramic with painted stucco
600-900
Ceremonial Flint with K'awiil and Two Lords in a Monster-Headed Canoe
Flint
600-900
Seated Ruler from Stela 11
Limestone with traces of paint
731 AD
Hand-Shaped Pendant
Jade
1500–300 BC