Witte Museum to Host Miradas: Mexican Art from the Bank of America Collection March 12-August 21
The Witte Museum presents Miradas: Mexican Art from the Bank of American Collection, on view in the Piper Memorial Wing March 12 through August 21. This unique survey of about 100 works takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past 80 years.
While examining and celebrating work by artists on both sides of the border, American and Mexican, Miradas reveals a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution to the present day. Featured works on view are by some of Mexico’s best-known artists including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gunther Gerzso. The exhibition includes photography by Gabriel Orozco, Flor Garduno, Mariana Yampolsky, Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Alvarez Bravo which captures the senses in viewing a moment of Mexican daily life. Miradas was curated by Cesáreo Moreno of the National Museum of Mexican Art in collaboration with Bank of America’s curatorial staff.
“We are so pleased to follow the Witte’s fall exhibition, 1910: A Revolution Across Borders, with the spring Miradas exhibit, which explores the explosion of art across the U.S.-Mexico border,” notes Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the WitteMuseum.
This exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in our Communities® program. Through the program, Bank of America has transformed its collection into a unique community resource from which museums and nonprofit galleries may borrow complete exhibitions. By providing these exhibitions and the support required to host them, this program helps enrich communities culturally and economically and generate vital revenue for museums. By the end of 2011, Bank of America will have loaned more than 50 exhibitions to museums worldwide.
“Bank of America is committed to strengthening artistic institutions and in turn, the communities we serve,” said Kenny Wilson, San Antonio Market President, Bank of America. “Sharing our collection with the public through partners such as the WitteMuseum not only makes business sense for the bank, but also helps support one of San Antonio’s most important cultural anchors.”
Miradas is included with museum general admission. For more information call 210.357.1900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 210.357.1900 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit www.WitteMuseum.org.
Bank of America and the Arts
As one of the world's largest financial institutions and a major supporter of arts and culture, Bank of America has a vested interest and plays a meaningful role in the international dialogue on cultural understanding. As a global company, Bank of America demonstrates its commitment to the arts by supporting such efforts as after-school arts programs, grants to help expand libraries, programs to conserve artistic heritage as well as a campaign to encourage museum attendance. Bank of America offers customers free access to more than 150 of the nation’s finest cultural institutions through its acclaimed Museums on Us® program, while Art in our Communities® shares exhibits from the company’s corporate collection with communities across the globe through local museum partners. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation also provides philanthropic support to museums, theaters and other arts-related nonprofits to expand their services and offerings to schools and communities. Bank of America partners with more than 6,000 arts institutions worldwide.
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