Rivera and Beyond:
Latin American Art From the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection
On View thru March 31, 2019
An exciting number of masterworks provide a vibrant chronicle of Latin American art in The Heckscher Museum of Art’s exhibition Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art from the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection. Featuring 20th-century and contemporary artists from across Central and South America, the rarely seen collection touches on indigenous culture, modernist art, and contemporary social commentary. On View thru March 31, 2019.
Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art from the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection features 34 works of art by acclaimed 20th-century Latin American artists. The highly influential Mexican painter Diego Rivera is represented, along with other internationally renowned artists such as Cuban painter Wifredo Lam, Chilean born Roberto Matta, and Colombian master Fernando Botero,
Spanning Argentinia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela, the exhibition represents more than 40 years of collecting by the Bagley’s. The exhibition is notable for its range and depth, and reveals the passion that Joan and Milton Bagley have for collecting, and for living a life filled with art that they love.
“The subjects, the colors, the unpretentious style … were a joy to our eyes,” the Bagley’s said about first noticing Latin American works of art. The paintings and sculptures in the exhibition are an exploration of cultural and artistic identity, with a hint of the mysticism for which Latin American art is known.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington. The Museum provides a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions on American art, inspiring education experiences for students and an exciting series of public programs for all ages. The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920 by philanthropist August Heckscher, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum’s Permanent Collection comprises more than 2,400 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. For more information, visit Heckscher.org.