Francisco Matto: The Modern and the Mythic
June 21 - September 27, 2009
Martin Luther King at Congress, Austin, TX 78701
"Following in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed School of the South and The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas presents another landmark Latin American exhibition with Francisco Matto: The Modern and the Mythic. The first comprehensive exhibition in the United States of this Latin American pioneering artist, the show examines the rise of modernist abstraction in Latin America — underscoring both the similarities and differences between Europe and South America — and chronicles Matto’s
early work made as a student of Joaquín Torres-Garcia through his late work of the 1990s."