José Gómez-Sicre's Eye Opening at AMA
A half-century ago, Cuban-born curator José Gómez-Sicre took the reins of the OAS’s art program, thrusting himself head-on into the rapidly expanding Latin American art world, bringing young and emerging talent to the OAS’s budding exhibition space. Impassioned by the arts, Gomez-Sicre planted the seeds of what is today considered among world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. AMA will be celebrating the centennial of Gómez-Sicre’s birth throughout 2016, honoring his contribution to the legacy of art of the Hemisphere. In addition to the exhibition, on September 15, 2016 AMA will host a symposium that will seek to juxtapose Gómez-Sicre’s promotion of Cuban art and the efforts scholars, modern and contemporary art museums and other institutions, both in Cuba and the United States, are making to support of contemporary Cuban art.