Latino Art and Artists

Statue of Liberty by Gregorio Marzan

Smithsonian collections reflect the rich diversity of Latino art and artists. Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Well-known visual artists like Frida Kahlo share an artistic heritage with indigenous American artists and craftspeople as well as Pablo Picasso and other Spanish artists. Out of this exciting mix, new art forms have emerged such as Vik Muniz's sugar drawings, or Patssi Valdez's work with the conceptual art group Asco, who coined the phrase “No Movie” for their fabricated film stills of nonexistent films. 

While you explore, enjoy listening to Tradiciones: Latino Music from Smithsonian Folkways.

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