The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States by Edward J. SullivanThe Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States by Edward J. Sullivan

The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States

EditorEdward J. Sullivan

Hardcover | May 4, 2018

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In The Americas Revealed, distinguished art historian and curator Edward J. Sullivan brings together a vibrant group of essays that explore the formation, in the United States, of public and private collections of art from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Americas.

The contributors to this volume trace the major milestones and emerging approaches to collecting and presenting Spanish Colonial and modern Latin American art by museums, galleries, private collections, and corporations from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century. In chronicling the roles played by determined collectors from New York to San Francisco, the essays examine a range of subjects from MoMA’s mid-twentieth-century acquisition strategies to the growing taste on the West Coast for the work of Diego Rivera. They consider the impact of various political shifts on art collecting, from reactions against the “American exceptionalism” of the Monroe Doctrine to the aesthetic biases of government-sponsored art academies in Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, and Havana. The final three chapters focus on living collectors such as Roberta and Richard Huber, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and Estrellita B. Brodsky.

A thorough and definitive account of the changing course of private and public collections and their important connection to underlying political and cultural relations between the United States and Latin American countries, this volume gives a rare glimpse into the practice of collecting from the collectors’ own point of view.

In addition to the editor, contributors to this volume are Miriam Margarita Basilio, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Vanessa K. Davidson, Anna Indych-López, Ronda Kasl, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Berit Potter, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Joseph Rishel, Delia Solomons, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt.

Edward J. Sullivan is Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at New York University. He is the author of more than thirty books and exhibition catalogues on Latin American and Caribbean art.Edward J. Sullivan is Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at New York University. He is the author of more than thir...
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Title:The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United StatesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 10.3 × 8.3 × 1 inShipping dimensions:10.3 × 8.3 × 1 inPublished:May 4, 2018Publisher:The Frick CollectionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0271079525

ISBN - 13:9780271079523

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword (Inge Reist)

Introduction: Acquisitive Passions: Observations on Collecting the Art of the Americas in the United States (Edward J. Sullivan)

1. Evolving Taxonomies at The Museum of Modern Art in the 1930s and ’40s and the Definitions of the “Latin American Collection” (Miriam Margarita Basilio)

2. Hot Styles and Cold War: Collecting Practices at MoMA and Other Museums in the Sixties (Delia Solomons)

3. The Philadelphia Story (Joseph Rishel)

4. Cargadores: Collecting Rivera, Mexican Modernism, and Bearing the Burdens of Historiography (Anna Indych-López)

5. An American Museum: Representing the Arts of Mexico at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Ronda Kasl)

6. Building a Model of Diversity: Grace McCann Morley and Collecting Modern Latin American Art in San Francisco (Berit Potter)

7. Inverted Strategies: An Exhibition as Matrix for a Permanent Collection (Mari Carmen Ramírez)

8. Beyond Mexico: The Evolution of the Phoenix Art Museum’s Latin American Collection (Vanessa K. Davidson)

9. Roberta and Richard Huber’s Adventures in Collecting (Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt)

10. Expanding Paradigms: The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and the Changing Landscape of Latin American Art (Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro)

11. Collecting Latin American Art in the United States from New Spain to Today: A Life’s Story (Estrellita B. Brodsky)

Notes

References

List of Contributors

Index

Editorial Reviews

“An impressive group of essays that for the first time frames a wider history of collecting Latin American art in the United States. It is an immensely useful scholarly volume.”

—Oscar E. Vázquez, CAA.Reviews