The Smithsonian Latino Center has launched “Argentina at the Smithsonian 2010.” Organized in collaboration with Argentina’s Secretariat of Culture, the Embassy of Argentina and other Smithsonian museums and cultural organizations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Buenos Aires, “Argentina at the Smithsonian 2010” commemorates Argentina’s bicentennial and offers a diverse range of free and ticketed programs and exhibitions that highlight the history, art, culture and science of the country.
“Argentina at the Smithsonian 2010” features more than 20 free public programs between March and December, including tango and jazz concerts, hands-on design programs, film screenings, artists’ dialogues, spoken-word readings, family days and scholarly lectures.
• the Pablo Aslán Quintet “Tango Grill” concert Thursday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carmichael Auditorium at the National Museum of American History;
• a screening and discussion about experimental choreography made for the video titled “New Dance, Movement and Animation from Argentina,” Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in the Ring Auditorium at the Hirshhorn Museum;
• and an onstage conversation titled “A Fresh Look—U.S. Perspectives during Argentina’s Military Dictatorship (1976-1983),” Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carmichael Auditorium.
One highlight in this series is the opening of the exhibition “Contemporary Argentine Masterworks” Oct. 4. This survey exhibition highlights the work of 27 living Argentine artists, including established international artists like León Ferrari, Marta Minujín and Luis Felipe Noé, as well artists who are lesser known outside of Argentina such as Nicola Constantino, Marcelo Torretta, Victor Quiroga and Marcia Schvartz. The exhibition will be on view in the International Gallery of the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center through Jan. 23, 2011.
Posted: 22 March 2010