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Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection June 19–September 1, 2013


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Armando Morales, Forêt tropicale (Tropical Forest), 1992, oil and beeswax on canvas, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Diego Rivera, Naturaleza muerta con limones (Still Life with Lemons), 1916, oil on canvas, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © 2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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David Alfaro Siqueiros, El reto (The Challenge), 1954, pyroxylin on Masonite, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

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Armando Reverón, Figura bajo un uvero (Woman under a Sea-Grape Tree), 1920, oil on burlap, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art.

Antonio Seguí, El que piensa demasiado (The One Who Thinks Too Much), 1986, acrylic on canvas, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Wifredo Lam, Mujer con pájaro (Woman with Bird), 1955, oil on canvas, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Fernando Botero, El Nuncio, 1962, oil on canvas, the Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © Fernando Botero, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York

Emilio Pettoruti, La Voce (The Voice), 1916, pastel, charcoal, and collage on paperboard, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © Fundación Pettoruti

Intersecting Modernities presents more than 100 masterworks created by artists at the height of their careers—including Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, and Joaquín Torres-García—from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. On public display for the first time, this exquisite collection of 20th-century Latin American art has been on long-term loan to the MFAH for several years and has undergone extensive research by curators and conservators.

The Brillembourg Capriles Collection is distinguished by groupings of important artists from Central and South America. This extraordinary exhibition brings together artists who were influential in avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and whose contributions to art bridge aspects of Modernism from both sides of the Atlantic. The collection was assembled by Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg, a Venezuela native who resides in Miami. Many of the artists represented in the collection are rarely seen in the United States, and Intersecting Modernities offers a rare opportunity to view their masterpieces in one exhibition.

Exhibition Catalogue
Accompanying the exhibition is an illustrated catalogue, available through the MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

Latin American Art at the MFAH
More information about the Museum’s department of Latin American art, and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), is available here.


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Generous funding is provided by:
Mercantil Commercebank
Luther King Capital Management
Leslie and Brad Bucher

Location

Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
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