Source: The Art Newspaper
The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas is expanding its Latin American art collection this year and improving the mix of art it features in order to cater to its highly diverse visitors and to honor a key element of history in the state.
In Dallas, at least 43 percent of residents are Latino, and museum director Agustín Arteaga says that when the museum held its exhibition on Mexican art back in 2017, the museum experienced high visitation, with more than 1800 visitors per day. Arteaga told Art Newspaper the support was reassuring for the museum’s new direction.
The museum will now begin looking for a new curator of Latin American Art and will additionally investing a recent $1M gift in acquiring more Latin American art.
For its new curatorial position, the institution will be seeking “someone that is able to really connect the dots and see how art has always been global, and there’s an interaction of cultures that create an artistic product—that it’s not the isolation of an artist in [one] place”, says Arteaga.
Arteaga explained that in order to really connect with the community and gain its support, it’s important to invest in exhibiting art that resonates with the public and their diverse interests.
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