Topic Descriptor: museums×
  • O Museu de Arte Moderna
    Milliet, Sérgio, 1898-1966
    This document records the founding of the MAM-SP (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo) and describes its initial activities, including the exhibition of Abstract work organized by René Drouin (director of the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris). In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110832

  • O novo MAM terá cinco museus. É a proposta de Mário Pedrosa
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this article the critic Mário Pedrosa discusses the proposed reconstruction of the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) after it was partly destroyed by a fire in 1978. Pedrosa suggests that the original institution should be replaced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110466

  • O nôvo Trianon: 1957-67
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    In this article, the architect Lina Bo Bardi describes the ten years it took to design and build the MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo) on the Avenida Paulista in São Paulo. She mentions her first visits to the site in 1957, the political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111188

  • On museum row : aesthetics and the politics of exhibition
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    In this document Chon Noriega considers the process of developing a panel discussion organized in conjunction with a museum exhibition. As a scholar who is also a curator, Noriega notes the existing tension between museums and universities as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126996

  • Os museus regionais de Chateaubriand
    This anonymous article bemoans the failure of Assis Chateaubriand’s initiative to build regional museums in Brazil. The author does not blame Chateaubriand, a businessman based in São Paulo, for the failure, but instead focuses on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111197

  • Os novos museus
    Arantes, Otilia Beatriz Fiori
    Looking to her background in philosophy, Otília Arantes analyzes the transformations that have ensued in the relationship between the viewer and the work of art. Structural changes in museums, she argues, have given rise to “new museums” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111217

  • Proposiciones de la mesa de trabajo No 2, tema "Critica, teoría e investigación de las artes plásticas Iberoamericanas"; para ser presentadas a consideración de la sesión plenaria del Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de críticos y artistas plásticos
    Goodall, Donald B.
    This document summarizes the proposals submitted by the participants at the Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de Arte y Artistas Plásticos who were sitting at work table number two. Referring to the subject “Criticism, Theory, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850368

  • Proposta para a sala de arte experimental no Museu de Arte Moderna - Rio de Janeiro
    Tunga, 1952-2016
    This proposal was submitted to the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) by the Brazilian artist known as Tunga, for an exhibition of his work at the museum’s Sala Experimental. In this text, the author identifies the concept of & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110564

  • Queremos una sociedad donde el hombre no solamente tenga más, sino sea más : Dijo el presidente Velasco en Cita de Americanistas
    Velasco Alvarado, Juan, 1910-1977
    This is the official transcript of the speech given by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, the president of the Peruvian military junta, at the closing ceremony of the thirty-ninth Congreso Internacional de Americanistas in Lima in August 1970. He used [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139134

  • Raúl Santana y su museo criollo
    Museo Criollo Raúl Santana
    This brochure corresponds to the catalogue for the collection of the Museo Criollo Raúl Santana, which is part of the Consejo Municipal of Caracas; [the collection] is made up of sculptures created on a 1:16 scale by Venezuelan sculptor Raúl [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161902

  • Resposta a Cordeiro
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    Ferreira Gullar uses his newspaper column to reply to an article that appeared in the Correio da Manhã in which Waldemar Cordeiro challenged his review of an exhibition of works by Concrete artists from São Paulo at the MAM-RJ (Museu de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315118

  • Se va a instalar un Salón de cartografía en el museo del Edo.
    This article reports on the activities at the Museo Regional del Estado de Jalisco [Regional Museum of the State of Jalisco], in Guadalajara. Among other news, it mentions the creation of a Sala de Cartografía [Cartography Room] that displays an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786316

  • Semana del arte avanzado en la Argentina
    Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)
    Schedule of activities and exhibitions for the Semana de arte avanzado [Advanced Art Week] in Argentina. The following entries stand out in the program: Experiencias visuales 1967 [the 1967 Visual Practices], the shows of Ernesto Deira (1928-86) and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762845

  • The artist and the community
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    In this essay, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, an artist of Puerto Rican descent born in the United States, relates his early history as an artist and activist working in New York City during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. He provides a firsthand account of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798718

  • The sculpture "The Serpent of El Eco" : a primary structure of 1953
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    Mathias Goeritz writes about how Daniel Mont, an unusual patron of the arts, offered him a highly ambitious and at the same time the most exciting project he ever received: the design and construction, with total freedom, of a building in the center [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757389

  • Torres García en Nueva York
    Camnitzer, Luis
    Luis Camnitzer discusses Joaquín Torres García’s exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and assesses reactions to his work among North American audiences and intellectuals. The Uruguayan artist and critic, who lives in New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1247361

  • Transparência do Desejo
    Brito, Ronaldo
    This text by art critic Ronaldo Brito discusses Tunga’s work on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Ar do corpo [Body of Air] held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in 1975. After arguing that the work of all [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110561

  • Traveling Exhibitions of Latin American Art: A list of the titles and sources of exhibitions now available for circulation in the United States
    In this document, the Inter-American Office at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has compiled a listing of all of the exhibitions of Latin American art available for loan to museums and institutions in the United States. The foreword [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1059900

  • Um espaço para a fotografia
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In this text written by Aracy Amaral on the occasion of the opening of the Espaço Fotóptica/MAC-USP—a space dedicated to photography at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo that Amaral directed—the author defends the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111199

  • Umberto Giangrandi : espacios y espejos de la carrera 12
    Silva, Armando, 1948-
    The first version of the text “Umberto Giangrandi: espacios y espejos de la carrera 12”, by the art theoretician Armando Silva Téllez, was published in the catalogue Sobre el paisaje urbano: La doce. Monotipos y litografías (1979) from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134876

  • Un museo de arte moderno mexicano
    Román, Carlos
    To strengthen the idea of a modern art museum in Mexico, Carlos Román proposes that the modern and contemporary material accumulated in the warehouses of the Academia de San Carlos be added to the collection. He also suggests allocating public funds [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794710

  • Un proyecto de Museo de Bellas Artes
    Vautier, Ernesto; Prebisch, Alberto
    The authors—architects Ernesto Vautier and Alberto Prebisch—state that “regarding the program proposed…[to them] by the Commission of Fine Arts of La Plata, …[they have] proceeded to reasonably consider the need for a museum of modern art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732433

  • Uno, dos, tres, cuatro
    Carvajal, Rina
    This essay by curator Rina Carvajal was written for Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, an exhibition featuring Venezuelan artists Alfred Wenemoser, Héctor Fuenmayor, Roberto Obregón, and Antonieta Sosa held at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas in 1991. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097310

  • Veinte siglos de arte mexicano en Nueva York
    Franco, Lorenzo
    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York inaugurated an exhibition of Mexican art that encompasses from the pre-Hispanic era up to and including examples of contemporary art, noteworthy among them the work by painters such as Orozco, Siqueiros, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751718