Artists from the Spanish-speaking world once had to fight to be shown alongside Europe’s Masters. An expansive exhibition surveying heavyweights of Hispanic art like Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and José Luis Cuevas at the Norton Simon suggests that times have changed. This commemoration of Hispanic and Latino Heritage month pays tribute to the ever-evolving canon of Latin American art from 1931 to 1985.
On September 15, Dr. Catha Paquette, an associate professor of Latin American art at California State University, Long Beach, gives a talk that ruminates on the history and impact of the art movement. An afternoon salon on September 22, examines Diego Rivera’s iconic 1941 work The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies) and delves into the impact of muralism had on Latin American art.
Norton Simon Museum: September 13 – November 4