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Exhibitions

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Podcast Series


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.
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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.
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6. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores the graphic works in the exhibition.
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7. E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses Constellation by María Magdalena Campos-Pons.


8. Artist Antonio Martorell talks about his work La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I.
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9. Artist Judithe Hernandez discusses her screenprint Reina de Primavera, from Méchicano 1977 Calendario.


10. Artist María Brito describes her installation El Patio de Mi Casa.


11 & 12. 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.



13. Artist Freddy Rodríguez discusses his paintings Danza Africana, Amor Africano, and Danza de Carnaval.


14. Artist Amado M. Peña Jr. discusses his print Mestizo.


15. Artist Juan Sanchez talks about his work Para Carmen María Colón, from the portfolio Guariquen: images and words Rican/structed.
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16. Artist Delilah Montoya talks about her photographs Humane Borders Water Station and Desire Lines, Baboquivari Peak, AZ.


17. Artist Elia Alba explores Pure Plantainum by Miguel Luciano.


18. Artist María Martínez-Cañas talks about her print Totem Negro XVI.
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19. Artist ADÁL talks about his El Puerto Rican Passport series.
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20. Artist Amalia Mesa-Bains discusses her installation An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio.


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