"Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" Opening ReceptionWednesday, April 2, 6pm-9pm – Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, an exhibition drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of Latino art, will open with a reception at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. The exhibition, in its first showing outside the Smithsonian, presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the U.S. since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Included are 85 works, in all media, by 64 leading modern and contemporary artists. Our America was organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and will be on view at the Frost Art Museum through June 22. The evening will include music, light refreshments, and guided tours. The opening is free and open to the public.

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