What is the special appeal of contemporary art from Latin America? How can collecting art advance socially engaged causes and improve lives in Latin America? Locally, who are the artists, and where is Latin American art being featured? This moderated panel discussion will answer these questions and much more. A light reception follows.
The distinguished panel includes representatives from the Mexican art collective Dignicraft now in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Mr. Walter Dolhare, an avid collector of Latin American art, and Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum. Astrid Chirinos, President of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, will moderate the discussion.
This evening’s event complements the current exhibition Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100 on view at the Mint. All Panama Canal exhibition programming is generously supported by the Mint Auxiliary. This panel discussion is part of a partnership between The Mint Museum, McColl Center for Art + Innovation www.mccollcenter.org, and the Latin American Contemporary Art Projects Gallery www.lacaprojects.com, designed to build awareness and appreciation for contemporary Latin American art and design.
Image: Cristina Córdova. Puerto Rican, 1977-. Preludios y Partidas 2012, ceramic, concrete, and steel. Project Ten Ten Ten commission. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Laura and Michael Grace, Donna and Al De Molina, Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro, and Yvonne and Richard McCracken. 2014.30A-J. Image © Mint Museum of Art, Inc. Collection of The Mint Museum.