Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Elevating the Profile of Latin American Art @ IDB

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The IDB Cultural Center invites you to attend a lecture by
Puerto Rican art historian
Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Elevating the Profile of Latin American Art

In her IDB Cultural Center presentation of the ICAA, Dr. Ramírez will discuss the growing interest in Latin American art in the United States, and the plans for the ICAA to become the most comprehensive research center in the Western Hemisphere.

The mission of the ICAA, which was established in 2001 at the MFAH, is to pioneer research of the diverse artistic production of Latin American and Latino artists—from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States—and to educate audiences in order to transform the understanding of Latin American and Latino visual arts while opening new avenues of intercultural dialogue and exchange. The Center collaborates with Latin American organizations for exhibitions, holds symposia that result in publications, and sponsors research.  It is organizing a long term project of locating and digitizing primary documents in seven Latin American countries and the United States.

Free and open to the public.  CR2 Conference Room, Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center- Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
Metro Center Photo ID required.  The lecture will be in English.  www.iadb.org/cultural 
202 623 3558

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