January 13, 2016
Hunter College & Americas Society, NYC
Reception to Immediately Follow Tour
$50 ($35 AFA Members)
Join us on an exclusive evening with esteemed professor Dr. Harper Montgomery on a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the highly acclaimed exhibition Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, on view at Hunter College and the Americas Society.
About Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscape of Latin American from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Boundless Reality is the culmination of a multiyear collaborative effort between Hunter College, The Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), Americas Society, and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC). The exhibition features a selection of major works from the collection Traveler Artists to Latin America, which Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros began in 1997. The works span three and a half centuries of Latin American landscape art, from the arrival of Dutch Colonial artist Frans Post to Brazil, and continuing with the visits of numerous traveling artists from Europe and the United States. By the late nineteenth century native-born artists were adopting landscape painting as the language of the new republics, forging a new sense of national identity.
The show includes drawings, watercolors, paintings, photographs, and books by key figures including Ferdinand Bellermann, Frederic Edwin Church, Marc Ferrez, Auguste Morisot, Camille Pissarro, and José María Velasco, among others.
For more information on the exhibition, please click here.