Some artists, cultural theorists, and others who are equally curious have
asked: "How does culture change as it moves from place to place?" While
there is some disagreement on the subject, some say that cultures continue
to express universal experiences, regardless of where they may end up. The
Smithsonian American Art Museum has taken on this subject with this online
exhibit, which uses photographs, videos, and other resources to examine how
various Latino artists speak through their different artworks. In the site's
four primary sections, visitors can listen to artists such as Maria Brito
and Pepon Osorio talk about their work, and then move on to examine their
artwork in detail in the online gallery. The site is also designed with
educators in mind, as there is also a section that provides detailed lesson
plans on such topics as using art to express the process of assimilation.
While these materials are not available in Spanish, much of the site's
materials are available in both English and Spanish. [KMG - review by
Note - the site has different artists in the Artists section and
Gallery section. Gallery section has twelve works from the Smithsonian
collection of Latino artists.
Artists section presents 6 contemporary artists.
Links will be added to this on Incredible Art Resources.