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Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Oct. 9-Dec. 31
Time Varies
Art, Museums

Culled from the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum collection, “Pan American Modernism” is a traveling show in which art, created between 1919 and 1979 from the two Americas, was curated to deepen our understanding of modernism as an intercontinental phenomenon. The 70-some artists hail from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Their works vary in medium, including painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Among the boldface names are Diego Rivera, Lee Krasner, Man Ray, Robert Motherwell, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Edward Weston. But works by less familiar artists go further in demonstrating how, by rejecting a North American-centric view of abstraction and the avant-garde, these 60 years of modern art were infused with innovation.