November 2, 2010 - Americas Society - Shattered Glass exhibition opening
November 2, 2010

Shattered Glass exhibition opening

David Alfaro Siqueiros, “Explosión en la ciudad,” 1935, MAGC / INBA.

Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection. A Graduate Seminar and Exhibition by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
November 6 – December 18, 2010

General Opening:
Saturday, November 6 from 2.30 to 4.30 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 pm to 6 pm.

680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
T: 212 249 8950

Guest Curators (UNAM): Bertha Aguilar, Alejandra Olvera, and Sandra Zetina

Shattered Glass is the result of an outstanding effort between the Americas Society Art Gallery and the Graduate Program in Art History at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG), the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), and the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. This collaboration aims to enable graduate students to have direct access and interpret a Mexican public art collection. The curatorial approach resulting from discussions between curators Bertha Aguilar, Alejandra Olvera and Sandra Zetina with Professors Ileana Diéguez, Deborah Dorotinsky, Bolívar Echeverría, Rita Eder, and Renato González Mello found links between works that span from different time periods, which refer to the contemporary experience of violence.

As a product of a year-long academic seminar, this exhibition is an educational endeavor for the historic commemoration of the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of this country’s independence with patrimonial modernist artworks that rarely travel outside of Mexico. The thirty nine paintings, collages, drawings and video to be exhibited include works by David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, León Ferrari, Gunther Gerzo, Daniel Joseph Martínez, Mireia Sallarés, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Helen Escobedo, among others.

Public Programs
The New School, Orozco Room at 66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor – November 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m

Panel Discussion-Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo-Gil Collection
Dr. Anna Indych-López (CUNY Graduate Center), Alejandra Olvera (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Sandra Zetina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Bertha Aguilar (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Dr. Déborah Dorotinsky (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), and Itala Schmelz (Museo Arte Carrillo Gil)
Reservation is required to attend this event

Americas Society at 680 Park Ave. – November 10, 2010, 6:00 P.M.
Inaugural event for PINTA Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Fair, discussion with Pablo Vargas Lugo (Visual Artist) and Yasmil Raymond (Curator, DIA Art Foundation).
This program received in kind support from the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

Americas Society at 680 Park Ave – November 22, 2010, 6:00 P.M.
Visual artist Mireia Sallarès
will present her film project Las Muertes Chiquitas (The Little Deaths).

Shattered Glass is co-presented by Americas Society and the Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil with the collaboration of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation for their generous support for this exhibition, which was also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a State Agency.

Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their in-kind support and collaboration which helped make this exhibition possible: Consejo Nacional Para La Cultura y Las Artes (México), Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (México), Dirección General de Cooperación Educativa y Cultural de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (México), Consulate General of Mexico in New York, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Carrillo Gil A.C.,and Café Frida.

The Visual Arts Program is also supported in part by Sharon Schultz Simpson and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

All our cultural programs are free, open to the public, and take place at Americas Society, unless noted. We are located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street in New York City. To arrive by public transportation, take the 6 train to 68th Street / Hunter College.

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