Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America

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.

To read more about the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America click here.

A Trove of (Latin American) Art

Jerónimo Duarte Riascos

Gego’s Stream No. 7

Luis Pérez-Oramas

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Mediate Media: Buenos Aires Conceptualism

Art historian Daniel Quiles focuses on examples from the Transmissions exhibition to show how Argentine conceptualists of the late 60s converted information from one medium to another. This phenomenon shifted to the transmission of social and political information, causing artistic practices to leave national borders and connect beyond the region. One of the earliest Argentine…

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The Museum of Modern Art has just received what is arguably one of the most transformative donations in its history: more than one hundred modern works produced by thirty-seven Latin American masters, which have entered the collection through the generosity of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. This theme was developed to share information about…