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"Contemporary Art and Latin America: Selections from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection"
2004-03-27 until 2004-07-04
Tuscon Museum of Art
Contemporary Art and Latin America: Selections from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection is the second of the Museum's two premier exhibitions for this season. Diane and Bruce Halle of Phoenix have amassed one of the most important collections of contemporary Latin American art found in the West, incorporating a diverse and complex set of styles, movements, and genres from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This significant exhibition will offer visitors to the Tucson Museum of Art the unique opportunity to view what is regarded as cutting edge art in numerous Latin American countries and is an appropriate juxtaposition with the Museum's pre-Columbian and folk art collections.
Latin American art produced in the last forty years has received limited exposure in the United States, even among border states such as
Arizona. This exhibition underscores the new globalization in which national borders have blurred and cultural sharing abounds. The thirty works, which date from the late 1980s to the present, will highlight the richness and diversity of art from Latin America and will showcase emerging and internationally recognized artists. This much anticipated exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art precedes the debut
of the collection at the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art.