AMA | Art Museum of the Americas:Exhibit
On view
August 18, 2016
- August 6, 2017
Art Museum of the Americas,
201 18th St NW,
Washington, DC 20006


A half-century ago, Cuban-born curator José Gómez-Sicre took the reins of the OAS’s art program, thrusting himself head-on into the rapidly expanding Latin American art world, bringing young and emerging talent to the OAS’s budding exhibition space. Impassioned by the arts, Gomez-Sicre planted the seeds of what is today considered among world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. AMA will be celebrating the centennial of Gómez-Sicre’s birth throughout 2016, honoring his contribution to the legacy of art of the Hemisphere.

In addition to the exhibition, on September 15, 2016 AMA will host a symposium  that will seek to juxtapose Gómez-Sicre’s promotion of Cuban art and the efforts scholars, modern and contemporary art museums and other institutions, both in Cuba and the United States, are making to support of contemporary Cuban art.

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas is part of the Organization of American States and its Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs. AMA’s work is based on the principle that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities.  AMA promotes the core values of the OAS by providing a space for cultural expression, creativity, and learning, highlighting themes such as democracy, development, human rights, justice, freedom of expression, and innovation.  AMA’s work advances the inter-American agenda, drawing on the arts to showcase a constructive vision of the future of the Americas via local and hemispheric cultural exchange.  This is achieved by showcasing cutting-edge exhibits of artists whose output creatively combine aesthetics with topical social and political issues.

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