Houston Couple Donates $10 Million Latin American Art Collection to Blanton Museum

  • Charles and Judy Tate in 2013.

    Charles and Judy Tate in 2013.

    Blanton Museum of Art

A gift of 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from Houston residents Charles and Judy Tate has significantly boosted the holdings of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas-Austin.

The works come from the Tate's private collection, valued at nearly $10 million. Another $1 million was given to an endowment that supports a Latin American curatorship at Blanton.

Artists represented include many masters from the advent of modernism, including Tarsila do Amaral, Lygia Clark, Frida Kahlo, Carlos Mérida, Wifredo Lam, Armando Reverón, Diego Rivera, Alejandro Xul Solar and Joaquín Torres-García. 

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