Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Announces 10th Anniversary Program for Latin American Art

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HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced 2010—11 programming for the 10th anniversary of a landmark initiative: the creation of the Latin American Art Department and Collection at the MFAH and the establishment of its companion research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). Both were founded in 2001 and are headed by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art. The MFAH will mark this milestone with a series of dynamic exhibitions, programs, and publications beginning in October 2010, including: an exhibition of Latin American art from major private collections across the Houston region and Latin America; the first large-scale retrospective of the work of Carlos Cruz-Diez; and the installation of a major work by Jesús Rafael Soto.In addition, in fall 2011 the ICAA will launch a groundbreaking online resource. Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and