Art from Latin America, other than that of the pre-Columbian era, was not widely exhibited or written about in the United States before the late 1980s. As part of the Good Neighbor Policy, however, US museums, galleries, critics, and academic art historians had engaged a broader range of production from south of the US border—one definition of a “Latin” America—in the period leading up to and through the Second World War. Although interest, especially academic interest, waned after the war, artists from Latin America traveled to and worked in New York, exhibiting in a handful of commercial galleries and, very occasionally, in museums. Jacqueline Barnitz came into contact with these artists in New York in the late 1950s, and in 1962 she made her first trip to Argentina. Henceforward, Barnitz would dedicate her efforts and travels—first as a journalist and critic for...
Eduardo de Jesús Douglas; Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2017; 97 (1): 178–179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-3727743
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