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Mari Carmen Ramirez, American Educator ( - )

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We do have Museums of African American Art in the United States, and there is a National Museum of Women's Art. However, I believe Latinos are best served by displaying their art next to the art of other groups, particularly North American, European, and even Asian artists.~Mari Carmen Ramirez


Art Women Best

It is interesting that both Chicano and Puerto Rican art in the United States form an important part of the Civil Rights legacy and dialog.~Mari Carmen Ramirez


Art Legacy Important

Latin American Art is an operational term used to describe art actually made in the more than twenty countries that make up Latin America and that encompass Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.~Mari Carmen Ramirez


Art American America

The Documents Project has actively collected documentation on both island-based Puerto Rican art as well as Nuyorican art in the United States through partnerships and researchers ceded at the University of Puerto Rico's museum in San Juan and Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies in New York City, respectively.~Mari Carmen Ramirez


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Far from being dominated by ideas from Paris and New York, Latin American artists were often the innovators. They were doing drip paintings in advance of Pollock, creating language art before the American conceptualists, and fashioning shaped canvases decades before Kelly or Stella.~Mari Carmen Ramirez


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