February 26:Mari Carmen Ramirez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will speak about the state of modern and contemporary Latin American art, highlighting the collections of the MFAH.
Mari Carmen Ramirez, a native of Puerto Rico, holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Houston, she was curator of Latin American art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum and adjunct lecturer in the department of art and art history, both at the University of Texas at Austin. She has curated many groundbreaking exhibitions of Latin American art and has won awards for curatorial excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the Peter Norton Family Foundation.
March 4:The Sicardi Gallery and the home of Mary and Roy Cullen will be the venues for this exploration of Latin American art in Houston. The mission of the Sicardi Gallery is to facilitate cultural dialogue between the United States and Latin America using the universal language of art. The gallery is well known for its exhibitions featuring primarily modern and contemporary Latin American art by emerging artists as well as acknowledged masters.
Mary and Roy Cullen’s home contains many distinctive art collections, including superb work by modern Latin American artists from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and Uraguay.
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Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced
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