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2015 Latin American Experience Gala

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November 19–22, 2015

Every two years, an array of international art collectors, gallerists, artists, and aficionados comes to Houston for the glittering Latin American Experience and Gala. As in past years, events will include artist talks, lectures, a live art auction, seated dinner, dancing, live entertainment, and more! All gala proceeds support the Latin American art acquisitions of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as well as the ICAA.

This year, the Latin Gala coincides with the opening of Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America, an exhibition that will bring together a selection of major works by twenty-three artists who have made significant contributions to the global art scene within the past thirty years. In addition to the outstanding place they occupy in the international art scene, these artists enjoy widespread recognition as pioneers or precursors of key artistic trends both inside and outside their countries of origin. Developing cutting-edge techniques and daring proposals, the artists featured in Contingent Beauty seamlessly intertwine aesthetic refinement with biting critiques of timely issues grounded in the social and political realities of Latin America. The works, all of which are from the Museum’s permanent collection, employ conceptual, sensory-based, or interactive strategies that playfully elicit the viewer’s active participation. Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Tania Bruguera, Johanna Calle, Yoan Capote, María Fernanda Cardoso, Los Carpinteros, José Gabriel Fernández, Magdalena Fernández, Víctor Grippo, Carmela Gross, Guillermo Kuitca, Víctor Lucena, Grupo Mondongo, Óscar Muñoz, Roberto Obregón, Gabriel Orozco, José Alejandro Restrepo, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Teresa Serrano, Regina Silveira, Javier Téllez, and Tunga.

To learn about travel, hotels, past galas, new programming, and reservation information, please visit the Latin American Art Department website. For additional information about the 2015 Latin American Experience, call 713-639-7523 or email

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