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About the Online Latin American/Latino Art Exhibitions Archive

Scope of Project

The Online Latin American/Latino Art Exhibitions Archive encompasses the records of twenty exhibitions that focus on Latin American modernism and Latino art held at the MFAH between 1930 and 1992. The scope of the project does not encompass exhibitions dedicated exclusively to Pre-Columbian or Colonial art.

Complete list of the exhibitions included in the project

The exhibition records are those of the MFAH registrar's office, curatorial departments and photo services department. Records consist primarily of correspondence, checklists, catalog essays, plot plans, press releases, and wall labels. Wherever there were extant photographs of the exhibition or a related event, they were included. Early exhibition records often consist of a single general file. In the case of Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, photographic and audiovisual materials from the MFAH's marketing and education departments have been included. Newsclippings, catalogs and other secondary source materials fall outside the scope of the project and have been excluded. Some types of records have been omitted due to privacy concerns and/or their minimal historic relevance. Excluded record types are loan files, shipping records and condition reports. In some cases, individual documents have been omitted or redacted due to copyright or privacy concerns. More recent exhibitions were excluded based on the MFAH's policy of maintaining closed records for a period of fifteen to twenty-five years.