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Art Library Research Guide: Latin American Art

Visit this research guide for books, articles, images, websites, and other resources for your art and art history classes.

Catalog Subject Headings

Art, Latin American

Art, Latin American--20th Century

Artists--Latin America--Biography

Art, South America

Art, Central America

Art, Mexican

Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957

Mural painting and decoration, Mexican


What is it?

Art created by individuals who live or have heritage in Mexico, the Carribean, or Central and South America. Important Latin American artists include Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, and Fernando Botero.


First check resources in the Find Articles tab of this LibGuide, and then return here for more specific materials.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index: Search bibliographic citations from articles, book reviews, and original literary works from over 500 humanities journals. Regions include Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Topics range across all academic disciplines, art coverage included.

Handbook of Latin American Studies:The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress edits this multidisciplinary bibliography of books, book chapters, articles, and conference proceedings. Consisting primarily of materials from 1990 to the present, the Handbook is updated extensively each year, alternating between the humanities and social sciences. An essential guide to Latin American resources.

Museum of Latin American Art: Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Pinta: The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show, held variously in London and/or New York, displaying the work of artists from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

The President (1975) by Fernando Botero


Some of the resources on this page were gathered from NYU's The Institute of Fine Arts guide by Michael Hughes.

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