The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has announced plans to digitally archive 10,000 pieces of primary source material on Latin American art and make it available online. The ten year, $50 million project will be directed by the museum’s newish International Center for the Arts of the Americas and the MFAH’s star curator Mari Carmen Ramírez. The phased, multi-year launch begins January 2012 with 2,500 documents from Argentina, Mexico and the American Midwest, and is expected to be completed in 2015. A series of 13 books to be published over the next dozen years, Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art, will accompany the digital archive initiative.
MFAH to upload massive Latin American art archives
by Bill Davenport June 29, 2011