Latin American Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Latin American Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum chronicles the development of the AMAM’s prized collection of more than 200 works by Latin American and Latino artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Represented are artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay, as well as those with Latino roots working in the United States.

Ranging from Mexican Revolution-era prints to recent conceptual installations by internationally active artists, the AMAM collection comprises works by such major figures as Enrique Chagoya, Alfredo Jaar, José Clemente Orozco, Gabriel Orozco, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendieta, Diego Rivera, and Doris Salcedo.

With more than 80 color illustrations, this catalogue showcases the breadth and quality of a collection begun in the 1930s and shaped both by astute purchases and through gifts from individual collectors who have championed Latin American art. An essay by Denise Birkhofer, the AMAM’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, highlights the history of this diverse collection, which she drew upon to organize a major exhibition at the museum in 2014–15. In a second essay, “Art and Evidence: Teaching at the Allen Memorial Art Museum,” Steven S. Volk tells from personal experience as an Oberlin College history professor how he has used the AMAM’s Latin American works to engage students in new ways.

The catalogue also includes a checklist of all works in the collection, as well as a foreword by Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum.


Ordering Information:

All orders must be paid in advance. The catalog is available for $20.00 at the museum sales desk, or by calling 440-775-8665.

Please mail your order and check (we are unable to accept payment by credit card) payable to "AMAM, Oberlin College" to:

Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oberlin College
87 North Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 USA