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Contemporary Artist Carmen Herrera: Reading between the Lines October 26, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: carmen-herrera, art, mfah, museum, houston, cuba, geometric-abstraction, mfa-shop

“I believe that I will always be in awe of the straight line; its beauty is what keeps me painting.” —Carmen Herrera

Celebrate the exhibition Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces with a literary exploration of the life and work of Cuban-born contemporary artist Carmen Herrera.

The catalogue Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight presents an in-depth examination of the centenarian artist’s early career. Essays covering the period from 1948 to 1978 consider Herrera’s early studies in Cuba and postwar Paris, and her transformative years in New York, when the artist was perfecting her signature style of hard-edge abstraction.

Set against the broader backdrop of Latin American avant-garde art, the book features the artist’s personal family photographs and is illustrated with more than 80 of her works. Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight offers a thorough and enriching survey of Herrera’s life and work.

• Pick up your copy of Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at the MFA Shop or order by phone at 713.639.7360.

Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces, on view in the Law Building, is included with general admission. Advance timed tickets are recommended.

About the Book
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, this catalogue features contributions by independent curator and critic Mónica Espinel; art historian and professor Serge Lemoine; curator, critic, art historian, and writer Gerardo Mosquera; and art history professor Edward J. Sullivan. Dana Miller, the former Richard DeMartini Family Curator and director of the collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is the author.


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
This exhibition is generously supported by Lisson Gallery.