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Latin American

The Latin American collection encompasses over 500 works from the 18th to 21st centuries. Early works include Spanish Colonial painting, furniture, and decorative arts. This category is particularly strong in early- and mid-20th century Mexican painting and prints. Contemporary works by artists born and/or working in Latin America are also found in this collecting area. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

Artist/MakerSorted AscendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Unknown, Mexico Batea (Basin)mid 18th centurylacquered wood with painted decoration2001.164
Rufino Tamayo Cabeza (Head)1968oil on canvas1991.176
David Alfaro Siqueiros Cabeza (Moisés Sáenz) (Head [Moisés Sáenz])1931lithograph1963.74
José Clemente Orozco Cabeza de hombre (estudio para hombre del mar para el mural de la cúpula del Hospicio Cabañas en Guadalajara) Head of Man (Study for Man of the Sea for mural in the dome of the Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara)c. 1938-1939charcoal on paper1964.101
José Guadalupe Posada Calavera de los patinadores (Skull of the Skaters)1910engraved relief print1992.40
José Guadalupe Posada Calaveras de coyotes y meseras (Skulls of Coyotes and Waitresses)1919engraved relief print1992.39
Cildo Meireles Camelo1998puppet2001.60.A
José Chávez Morado Carnaval en Huejotzingo (Carnival in Huejotzingo)1939oil on canvas1958.92
Rufino Tamayo Carnavalesca (Carnivalesque)1969lithograph1978.102
Mariana Yampolsky Casa de maguey (Maguey House)1994gelatin silver print2001.45