In 2016, The Museum of Modern Art received a major gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, which added more than 100 works of modern art by major artists from Latin America to the Museum’s collection and established the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America. The Cisneros Institute will be dedicated to an expansive approach to the study and interpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin America, and it will further develop the program of research conducted by the Latin American component of C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age), which MoMA initiated in 2009.
This theme was developed to share information about works and artists that are part of the Cisneros gift. The original content items in this theme are listed below.
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A Trove of (Latin American) Art
Jerónimo Duarte Riascos
Mira Schendel’s Graphic Object
Raúl Lozza’s Invention no. 150
Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Physichromie 21
Hércules Barsotti’s Ink Drawings
Willys de Castro’s Active Object (Yellow)