Initiated in 2002, “Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project” (now “Documents of Latin American and Latino Art”) is an initiative dedicated to the recovery and publication of primary-source materials related to Latin American and Latinx art. The initiative addresses the endemic lag in the field of Latin American and Latinx art history, research, and teaching by providing access to writings by artists, leaders of artistic movements, critics, and curators from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

The Documents Project was one of the earliest digital humanities initiatives in the field of Latin American art. Cutting across national and cultural boundaries, the digital archive and accompanying publications provide an intellectual foundation for the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of art produced along this cultural axis.

This digital archive provides global access to archival materials while simultaneously connecting geographically dispersed scholars and other producers of knowledge. The Documents Project purposefully does not collect archives: It is primarily an access project to ensure that physical archives continue to reside in their local communities and home institutions. 

Learn more about the Documents Project and explore the archive > icaa.mfah.org

The International Center for the Arts of the Americas digital archive is generously underwritten by The Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation.

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