Frames of Reference explores 45 works of Latin American art from the Jorge M. Pérez art collection, gifted to the Museum December 2011. The show is curated and presented through an art historical lens, emphasizing the creative and conceptual contributions of artists such as José Bedia, Beatriz González, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta Echaurren, Diego Rivera, and Joaquín Torres-Garcia, among others. The exhibition is the last in the Museum’s current space and marks the start of its transition to its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Museum Park. The Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in honor of Pérez’s now $40 million gift of cash and art.
The complete collection of 110 works will be integrated into the Museum’s existing collection and displayed in the new facility. Other major works in the collection which will be highlighted at future dates, including works by Antony Caro, Chuck Close and Robert Rauschenberg.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book, featuring full-page color images of each work featured in the exhibition alongside comprehensive descriptions. The book also includes a conversation between Ostrander and Pérez and an essay by scholar Elizabeth Cerejido.
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