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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:



Larry Levan (snake)

Elia Alba, Larry Levan (snake)

Radiante

Olga Albizu, Radiante



Decoy Gang War Victim

Asco (Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Willie Herrón, and Patssi Valdez),
Decoy Gang War Victim

Me, We

Jesse Amado, Me, We



Night Magic (Blue Jester)

Carlos Almaraz, Night Magic (Blue Jester)

No Parking Here Anytime

Luis Cruz Azaceta, No Parking Here Anytime



Platanal

Myrna Báez, Platanal



Brown Blender

Margarita Cabrera, Brown Blender

Constellation

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Constellation



Humanscape 62

Melesio "Mel" Casas, Humanscape 62





El Tamalito del Hoyo

Roberto Chavez, El Tamalito del Hoyo

Pariah

Marcos Dimas, Pariah



Maria's Great Expedition

Christina Fernandez, María's Great Expedition

Nocturnal (Horizon Line)

Teresita Fernández, Nocturnal (Horizon Line)



Zoot Suit

Ignacio Gomez, Zoot Suit







Blanco y Verde

Carmen Herrera, Blanco y Verde

Humane Borders Water Station

Delilah Montoya, Humane Borders Water Station



Sin Titulo

Arturo Rodríguez, Sin Titulo

La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I)

Antonio Martorell, La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I)



Crystal City

Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Crystal City

Moratorium

Carlos Irizarry, Moratorium



Cowboy and Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Cowboy and "Indian" Film


SPIN (orange)

Paul Henry Ramirez, SPIN (orange)

Untitled

Sophie Rivera, Untitled



Mandalas

Ruben Trejo, Mandalas

Danza de Carnaval

Freddy Rodríguez, Danza de Carnaval





Untitled

Jorge Soto Sánchez, Untitled



Pure Plantainum

Miguel Luciano, Pure Plantainum

Untitled

Alberto Valdés, Untitled



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