Frames of Reference: Latin American Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection
Miami Art Museum will present for the first time a selection of works from the Jorge M. Pérez art collection, gifted to the Museum December 2011. Frames of Reference explores 45 works of Latin American art in the collection through an art historical lens, emphasizing the tremendous creative and conceptual contributions of artists such as José Bedia, Beatriz González, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta Echaurren, Diego Rivera, and Joaquín Torres-Garcia, among others. The exhibition is the last in the Museum’s current space and marks the start of its transition to its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Museum Park. The Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in honor of Pérez’s now $40 million gift of cash and art. Organized by MAM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander, Frames of Reference will take visitors through a visual narrative, from scenes of the countryside and folk culture to urban views and the progression toward contemporary abstraction. It will highlight important linkages between artists and genre throughout, helping to knit together important pivot points in the history of Latin American art. The exhibition provides a sampling of the breadth of the Pérez collection, while focusing in particular on some of the most important Latin American works entering the Museum’s permanent collection.
- Miami Art Museum