Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jonathan Yorba

Arte Latino highlights more than 200 years of Latino art from the United States and Puerto Rico. Of the fifty artworks depicted in this book, the earliest are from Puerto Rico, which became a U.S. territory in 1898. Others reflect the heritage of the Hispanic Southwest, from eighteenth-century religious carvings to recent works. The Chicano movement of the 1960s inspired artists to address social and political issues. Many Cuban American artists and other immigrants express a divided identity, having left family and a past behind them.

Powerful, provocative, contemplative, and proud, these artworks explore place and honor a people and a culture. They attest to the uniqueness of the individual and to the rich and varied experience of being Latino in the United States.

Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum is part of a series of eight exhibitions organized by SAAM that toured the nation through 2002 as Treasures to Go. The Principal Financial Group was a proud partner in presenting these treasures to the American people.

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Product Details

Copublished with Watson-Guptill Publications
Year Published
112 pp.: ill. (52 color)
  • Softcover: 0-8230-0321-3
9 3169 316 in.