50 spots in this special lecture are reserved for Museum Council members. Darwin Cordoba Lecture - first come, first served!


Visionaries and Innovators at the Intersection of Modernities

Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, Director of International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Hear from acclaimed curator and scholar, Mari Carmen Ramírez, who redefined the field of Latin American art through her pioneering exhibitions and publications. In this lecture, Ramírez focuses on a group of 20th-century avant-garde artists who contributed in significant ways to the history of Modernism. In discussing examples such as David Alfaro Siqueiros’s concept of the “cinematographic mural” or Carlos Cruz-Diez’s “color in space and time,” Ramírez underlines how their theoretical and artistic originality questioned prevailing canons and opened up exciting new artistic horizons.


Free reception follows. 

Smaller scale events to enhance your learning. Bonus events have limited capacity.

Image:Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cromosaturación [Chromosaturation] (detail), 1965/2004. Three chromo-cubicles (fluorescent light with blue, red, and green filters). Gift of the Cruz-Diez Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.