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Getty | Collecting Mesoamerican Art, 1940–1968

April 28, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Collecting Mesoamerican Art, 1940–1968: Forging a Market in the United States and Mexico

The second international symposium of the Getty Research Institute’s Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative focuses on collecting practices in Mexico and the United States, when Hollywood luminaries and international collectors developed a taste for ancient Mexican art. By the 1960s, the pre-Hispanic past underpinned Mexican national identity, gained new audiences in international museums, and played a formal role in the history of art.
El segundo simposio internacional de la Iniciativa sobre la procedencia del arte prehispánico (PHAPI) del Getty Research Institute se centra en las prácticas del coleccionismo en México y de los Estados Unidos, cuando las luminarias de Hollywood y los coleccionistas internacionales desarrollaron un gusto por el arte mexicano antiguo. Para la década de 1960, el pasado prehispánico era parte integral de la identidad nacional mexicana, ganó nuevas audiencias en museos internacionales y jugó un papel formal en la historia del arte.
This program will be offered in English and Spanish.
Este programa será ofrecido en inglés y español.
Image: Modern interior showing Olmec-style mask, Los Angeles, ca. 1960s, photographer unknown. Getty Research Institute, Stendahl Art Galleries records, 2017.M.38


April 28, 2022
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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