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Cardinal Points

Cardinal Points

May 11-July22, 2008

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum presents Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection, from May 11 to July 22, 2008. The works in this exhibition--created by artists from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and the United States during the last two decades--are extremely diverse in style, subject matter, and media.

The exhibition consists of approximately 50 works and is divided into four sections or points: The Figure as Symbol; Nature, Seen and Transformed; Mapping the Real Imaginary; and Narratives. The artwork and supporting text explore the evolution of contemporary Latin American art and underscore its rich ethnic, cultural, historical, and intellectual diversity. Among the most well-known artists in the exhibition are Mario Algaze, Laura Anderson Barbata, José Bedia, Enrique Chagoya, Carmen Lomas Garza, Salomón Huerta, Graciela Iturbide, Perla Krauze, Francisco Castro Leñero, María Martínez-Cañas, Héctor Méndez Caratini, Marcelo Pombo, Freddy Rodriguez, Andres Serrano, Ray Smith, Patssi Valdez, and Mariana Yampolsky.

Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection is curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, consultant for Latin American art, Sprint Nextel Art Collection, in collaboration with James Martin, Curator, Sprint Nextel Art Collection. Ferrer has curated and published extensively on contemporary and Latin American art. Prior to joining Sprint Nextel in 2001, Martin was Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, with major funding from the Sprint Nextel Corporation. Founded in 1972, Mid-America is a nonprofit regional arts organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum Hours weekdays: 9am to 4pm, weekends: Noon to 4pm. For additional information visit or call (573)-651-2260.

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Roberto Gil de Montes
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Graciela Iturbide
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Mario Algaze
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