New Exhibits at Latino Arts, Museum of Wisconsin Art
Beginning Sept. 10, the United Community
Center’s Latino Arts Inc. presents a
sophisticated retrospective titled “Luis Barragán Legacy” (through Oct. 8).
During his youth in Mexico,
Barragán (1902-1988) studied engineering in Guadalajara, Jalisco. His later trips to Paris, where he met Le Corbusier and Ferdinand Bac,
inspired him to import International Style design to Mexico City. A meeting with New York’s exiled Mexican artist José
Clemente Orozco led him to add further elements into his vibrant though
minimalist exteriors and interiors.
and a video in the exhibition will illuminate why Barragán achieved his status
in 20th-century architecture. He infused the European International Style with
Latin American color and textural contrasts, and his building designs were
shaped by light. Barragán’s Tlálpan Convent demonstrates his engineering
mastery, as does the cluster of towers in Mexico
City named the Torres de Satélite, both built during
But not until New York’s Museum
of Modern Art offered a
1977 retrospective on Barragán’s work did the architect and urban planner gain
well-deserved recognition. Three years later the Pritzker Prize honored his
unique modernist legacy, which can be seen in the large-scale photographs and
original blueprints of the Milwaukee
The formal opening
coincides with Latino Arts Inc.’s “Noche de Gala” on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 8
p.m. The annual fund-raiser features the 10-piece Milwaukee band De La Buena to accompany
dining and dancing. The accomplished Latino Arts String Program releases its
new CD, Los Viajeros(The Travelers). Tickets are required
for the fund-raiser.
Beginning Sept. 22 at West Bend’s Museum
of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee artist Francisco X. Mora exhibits
in the “One From Wisconsin” gallery. Mora’s narrative paintings reference
traditional Mexican arts and crafts. A program on Oct. 30 from 1-4 p.m.
commemorates the popular Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art
also opens “Here at Last! African-American Artists Who Teach at Wisconsin
Colleges, Universities and Schools,” beginning with its Sneak Peak
Friday on Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. An opening reception takes place Sunday, Sept.
12, from 1:30-4 p.m. For this exhibit, select Wisconsin
educators produce grand pieces encompassing a range of mediums and cultural
“Pause, To See”
3401 S. 39th St.
Suzanne Garr presents
poignant color photographs from her travels in Bhutan,
Ecuador, Nepal and Thailand at an opening reception
Sept. 10 from 4:30-8 p.m.
“90-Day Lawn Ornament”
Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Outside the university’s
for Communication Studies, Milwaukee
artist Gary John Gresl constructs a site-specific installation. An opening
reception takes place Sept. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery
233 N. Milwaukee St.
Terrence James Coffman’s evocative oils and Brook Slane’s playful mixed-media paintings promise an engaging evening at an artists’ reception Sept. 10 from 5-8 p.m.