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Discover Latin American art at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this September

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) honors Latino Heritage Month this September by highlighting Latin American works of art and inviting visitors of all ages to discover them in the exhibition Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection on the museum’s second floor. Iconic Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are represented along with their contemporaries Jose Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, all of whose paintings tell a story. Other featured works include a geometric abstract by Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia and a surrealist work by Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam. A more contemporary sculpture, a self-portrait made of twigs by Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, is also presented. Latin American modernism has long been an important area of emphasis within SFMOMA’s collection.