We are proud to welcome artist Maria Brito whose work can be seen in ourexhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Cuban-American Brito came to the US through Operation Peter Pan and blends her childhood memories with personal, cultural, art historical, and domestic images to create her installations. Her talk will offer an overview of her mixed media sculptures, installations, and paintings. This program will include live Spanish translation.
This program is open to the public with regular admission ($15 adults, free for children under 17 with paying adult and for Members). The Art Wise series is generously sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust. Media support provided by Brewer Media.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for “Treasures to Go,” the museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta
Image: Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket" late 1980s, watercolor on paper, sheet and image: 40 x 59 1/2 in. (101.6 x 151.1 cm) framed: 47 1/2 x 67 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation 2011.19.5