Hispanic Heritage at Mia
Celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Latin and Hispanic communities.
Hispanic Heritage Self-Guided Tour
This tour celebrates the rich artistic heritage of Spanish-speaking people within the United States, Mexico, and Spain. It also acknowledges the artistic accomplishments of Indigenous cultures who were conquered and colonized by the Spanish Empire, and whose Spanish-speaking descendants live on in Mexico and Peru.
Visita autoguiada de Herencia Hispánica
Esta visita celebra la rica herencia artística de las personas hispanohablantes en los Estados Unidos, México y España. También reconoce los logros artísticos de las culturas indígenas que fueron conquistadas y colonizadas por el Imperio español, las cuales tienen descendientes hispanoparlantes que viven en México y Perú.
Explore the Art
Latin American Art at Mia
September 16, 2023 – April 28, 2024
The selection of art in this gallery honors these efforts of previous generations to assemble some remarkable artworks, a foundation on which the museum will build a more inclusive collection, representing the full diversity and creativity of Latin American artists.
The Miracle of Saint Frida
When Frida Kahlo dies, in 1954, she is soon forgotten. And then, suddenly, she seems to be everywhere: on magnets, puzzles, underwear, flip-flops. How did this remarkable artist become an international icon, an emoji, a figure of fervid devotion? And what does she mean to those who believe?
You can see Yasumasa Morimura’s “An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo,” mentioned in the show, in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art here.
Have you heard Frida Kahlo talk? Neither has anyone else–not since she died, in 1954. Unless it turns out that this is actually her, on a recording surfaced a couple years ago by the National Sound Library of Mexico.
Romancing the Stone: The Secret of the Chac Mool
A mysterious stone sculpture, supposedly found in Mexico, is hailed as a Chac Mool, the iconic Mayan vessel of human sacrifice. It tours Europe as a masterpiece of ancient Mesoamerican art. It’s featured in magazines and books. But a surprising discovery suddenly begs the question: What is it really?
See Mia’s Chac Mool for yourself here.
Flying Too Close to the Sun
Kehinde Wiley, long before he painted President Obama’s official portrait, went to Brazil. There, he was inspired by a monument to the great aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, whose incredible, tragic life is as forgotten in the United States as it is celebrated almost everywhere else. He created the mesmerizing painting Santos Dumont – The Father of Aviation II, now in Mia’s collection, based a curiously anguished aspect of the monument.