Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
This audio podcast series discusses artworks and themes in the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Episodes will be posted every week for the duration of the exhibition, which is on view from October 25, 2013 through March 2, 2014. Links to the episodes with images of the artworks on our YouTube channel will be added below. You can also download the videos on iTunes U and find the audio-only content on Soundcloud.
1. E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses Breakfast Tacos, from the series Seven Days by Chuck Ramirez.
2. Betsy Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, talks about Camas para Sueños by Carmen Lomas Garza.
3. Taína Caragol, curator for Latino art and history at the National Portrait Gallery, explores Marcos Dimas' Pariah.
4. Artist Teresita Fernández, talks about her work, Nocturnal (Horizon Line).
5. Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, discusses Death of Rubén Salazar by Frank Romero.
6. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores the graphic works in the exhibition.
7. E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses Constellation by María Magdalena Campos-Pons.
8. & 9. Artist Antonio Martorell talks about his work La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I), and then joins artist ADÁL to explore ADÁL's El Puerto Rican Passport series.
Will be posted December 18.
10. Artist Judithe Hernandez
discusses her screenprint Reina de Primavera, from Méchicano 1977 Calendario
Will be posted December 26.
11. Artist María Brito describes her installation El Patio de Mi Casa.
Will be posted January 2.
12 & 13. Betsy Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, talks about Margarita Cabrera's Brown Blender, White Coffee Maker, and Black and Grey Toaster, as well as Jesse Treviño's Mis Hermanos.
Will be posted January 8.
14. Artist Freddy Rodríguez discusses his paintings Danza Africana, Amor Africano, and Danza de Carnaval.
Will be posted January 15.
15. Artist Amado M. Peña Jr. discusses his print Mestizo.
Will be posted January 22.
16. Artist Juan Sanchez talks about his work Para Carmen María Colón, from the portfolio Guariquen: images and words Rican/structed.
Will be posted January 29.
17. Artist Delilah Montoya talks about her photographs Humane Borders Water Station and Desire Lines, Baboquivari Peak, AZ.
Will be posted February 5.
18. Artist Amalia Mesa-Bains discusses her installation An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio.
Will be posted February 12.
19. Artist Elia Alba explores Pure Plantainum by Miguel Luciano.
Will be posted February 19.
20. Artist María Martínez-Cañas talks about her print Totem Negro XVI.
Will be posted February 26.
Dates are subject to change.