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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.

 
Bowl with a Killer Whale Deity
Ceramic with slip
100 BC-AD 700
Ornament Depicting a Fanged Earth God
Gold
900-200 BC
Reticulárea
Stainless steel wire
1975
TERESA MARGOLLES
Lote Bravo
400 mud bricks
2005
MIRA SCHENDEL
Variantes
93 monotypes
1977
WALDEMAR CORDEIRO
Idéia visível
Industrial latex paint on plywood laminate panel
1956
ANTONIO BERNI
La sordidez (de la serie "Monstruos cósmicos")
Wood, steel, iron, aluminum, cardboard, plastic, roots, nails, and enamel
c. 1964
LYGIA CLARK
Bicho (Máquina)
Gilded metal with hinges
1962
Juan Carlos Distéfano
Acción directa III
Reinforced polyester and epoxy resin
1998
GONZALO FONSECA
Columbarium I
Scaffolding wood, nails, strings, and paint
1966
José GURVICH
Formas en blanco y negro
Oil on board
1959
ALFREDO JAAR
The Eyes of Gutete Emerita
100,000 slides, light table, magnifiers, and illuminated wall text
1996
JULIO LE PARC
Continental-lumière mobile
Hanging metallic elements and spotlights
1960–66
ROBERTO MATTA
Untitled
Oil on canvas
1942
FRANCISCO MATTO
Venus blanquiazul
Oil on wood
c. 1979
CILDO MEIRELES
Volátil (Volatile)
Wood, ash, candle, and essence
1980–94
DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS
Cara de niño (Concentración)
Piroxylene on Masonite
1939
Lezart
Iron, copper, magnets, and embroidered silk
1989
Lothar Charoux
Abstrato geométrico
Oil on canvas
1952
Lothar Charoux
Sem título
India ink on paper
1950s