Our America Acquisitions
The 2013 exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. Of the 92 modern and contemporary artworks featured in the exhibition, 63 were acquired by the museum between 2011–2013, representing its deep and continuing commitment to collecting Latino art. Artworks were selected by E. Carmen Ramos, the museum’s curator of Latino art.
Selected new acquisitions that will be featured in the exhibition include:
Decoy Gang War Victim