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Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits

October 21, 2005 – January 8, 2006

Museum: Ripley Center

Location: International Gallery, Sublevel 3

This exhibition focuses on the rich tradition of portraiture throughout Latin America. It features approximately 115 paintings and sculptures spanning 2,000 years, beginning with pre-Columbian effigy vessels from Peru's Moche culture, to works from the Viceregal and Independence eras, to a modern 20th-century self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Most of the works on view have never before been shown in the United States.

Labels in English and Spanish