Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archives and Publications Project (2006-2009)

In 2007 IUPLR entered into a partnership with the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to conduct research on Latino and Latin American art and artists in the United States.   The Documents Project encompassed the recovery, translation, and dissemination of the critical sources of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art criticism and theory.  The findings will be compiled in an internet-based digital archive that would serve as a foundation for a series of fully annotated book anthologies, which will delineate new areas of analytical research on Latin American/Latino art.  Documents of 20th century Latin American and Latino art seek to recover and publish primary source materials related to Latin American and Latino art to address an endemic lag in the field of Latin American/Latino art history, research, and teaching by providing access to writings by artists, artistic movements, critics, and curators from Mexico, Central and South American, the Caribbean and the United States. 

Institutional partners in this hemispheric initiative include:

  • International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston
  • Fundación Espigas, Argentina
  • CURARE, Mexico
  • Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile
  • FAPESP, Brazil
  • Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Fundación Banco Mercantil, Venezuela
  • Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
  • Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • IUPLR member institutions University of California, Los Angeles; University of Notre Dame; CUNY Hunter College; and Florida International University.

Project Team Members

  • Chon Noriega, UCLA
  • Tere Romo, UCLA
  • Yasmin Ramírez, CUNY Hunter College
  • Juan Martínez, Florida International University
  • Gilberto Cárdenas, University of Notre Dame
  • Tracy Grimm, University of Notre Dame
  • Olga Herrera, University of Notre Dame
  • Victor Sorell, Chicago State University
  • Flavia Marichal, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Alejandro Anreus, William Patterson University
  • Research sponsored by a grant from the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston.