Indigenismo & Modernismo

Indigenismo & Modernismo
A Selection  from the Purdue Galleries’
Latin American Art Collection
September 26 – October 26 2012
Krannert Center, Purdue University

RAUL ANGUIANO (1915 – 2006)
Portrait of a Woman, 1949
Purdue University Galleries
Gift of Edward Stowe and Anna Akeley

The complex relationship between indigenismo—the vindication and publication of indigenous peoples—and modernismo, or modernism, is one which embodies the state of Latin American culture in the 20th century.  The selections in this exhibition reflect Latin American artists’ complicated interactions with their cultural past and present situations, with their hybrid indigenous and European heritages.  These interactions help present a more truthful, nuanced understanding of indigenous people in the modern era, rather than a static fantasy of exoticism.

Burton D. Morgan space (room 114) at the Krannert Center

Special Openings:
September 27, 6-7:30pm
October 4, 10 am-6 pm
October 5 , 1-7 pm
October 22, 10 am-6pm

To schedule a visit, contact Catherine Dossin at

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