By popular demand, two new exhibits showcasing art from Latin America have begun and will go until January of next year. The first is the Boroque World of Fernando Botero. Fernando Botero is an accomplished artist from Colombia. The exhibit began September 12th and goes until December 6th. The exhibit will feature over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings spanning from the 1950′s to the present. You can find more information HERE.
The hallmark of the current exhibits is the Latitudes: Latin American Masters from the Femsa Collection. Femsa is a large Latin American beverage company, who helped sponsor the exhibit, which was arranged with help from the Mexican Consulate. The collection includes more than 1,000 works from some of the great Latin American art masters of our time. This exhibit explores the 20th century art styles of people such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueros, Rufino Tamayo, and Jose Clemente Orozco among many others. You can find more information HERE.
As an added bonus, this Sunday, the Bower’s Museum is free for all Santa Ana residents, so it is a great day to expose your children to the unique Latin American culture that is shared by so many of Santa Ana’s residents. Also the Ancient Arts of ChinaÂ exhibit is still on display, so another great opportunity to not only expose Latino children to their culture, but to show the the value of the many other cultures and nations fromÂ around the world. Despite what some people may say, there are Latinos out there who would be thrilled to learn the value of other cultures and art outside of their own.