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Jointly organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio (New York City), and the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Retratos marks the very first time a comprehensive exhibition of Latin American portraiture has ever been assembled for a U.S. tour. The exhibition demonstrates the depth and breadth of this important tradition across a variety of cultures from North, Central, and South America as well as the Caribbean. Comprised of approximately 100 works in different media, the exhibition explores the meaning of this art form for the many societies represented, featuring examples by the ancient Moche of Peru, the Maya of Mexico, artists working under Spanish rule during Mexico's Viceregal period, and artists of the modern era like Fernando Botero, José Guadalupe Posada, and Frida Kahlo.


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Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Werke von Fernando Botero, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Frida Kahlo, u.a.