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.
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.