Papelitos Blog

Papelitos, the ICAA blog, is an online forum for staff, student interns, fellows, and project associates to share ideas and insights into the activities and research-in-progress at the Center. We also invite proposals from artists, scholars, and researchers that engage with the role of archives and documentation in the field. If interested in contributing, please write to the ICAA’s Research Specialist, Liz Donato at

In memoriam: Lotty Rosenfeld (1943-2020): A Reflection by Mariairis Flores, Fundación AMA Researcher

The Critical Documents of Chilean Art collection is made possible by the generous support of Juan Yarur Torres, President, Fundación AMA On July 24, 2020, at the height of the Chilean quarantine and the global pandemic, Lotty Rosenfeld passed away. She was 77 years old. The news spread fast and, as always, prompted a desire […]


ICAA Intern Spotlight: Reflections on Digital Research during COVID (August 2020)

As many schools and universities continue some form of remote learning and virtual instruction in 2021, the ICAA would like to provide a forum for faculty, researchers, and students to reflect on the role of digital resources in their research, lesson planning, or exploratory learning. In this post, we feature two accounts from recent graduates […]


Critical Documents of Chilean Art: ICAA + Fundación AMA

The idea for the Foundation occurred to me because, when talking with people in the international art world I noticed that, outside of Chile and with few exceptions, there was very little awareness of Chilean art and artists. At that point I understood that there was a need to promote Chilean art abroad […]


2019 Peter C. Marzio Award Winners Announced! |

The ICAA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 edition of the Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research in 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art. Named for the late, longtime director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), who supported the establishment of the International Center […]


Welcome to Papelitos: A Word from Mari Carmen Ramírez

Welcome to the new ICAA Documents Project Website and the Papelitos Blog!! Eight years after the project’s public launch in 2012, we are pleased to make available to our digital audience a brand new platform that more accurately reflects the activities, events, and interdisciplinary programs of the Museum of Fine […]