San Diego Art Lovers: Don’t Miss Modern Masters From Latin America At The SDMA!

Calling all San Diego art lovers!

The San Diego Museum of Art has opened its new exhibition “Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection” to the public – and this is one that shouldn’t be missed!

This is a rare opportunity to see a collection the likes of which you’d normally expect to have to fly to New York, Paris or Tokyo to experience!

This exhibition charts a trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of this century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay.

The collection makes its way to San Diego thanks to the generosity of Pérez Simón (and of course the very hard work of the team at San Diego Museum of Art), a Mexican businessman who began collecting art in his 20’s, and now has over 3,000 works in his personal collection.

This exhibit is approximately 100 paintings from his collection, arranged in three sections—Landscape and Identity, The Avant-Garde Explosion, and Breaking Boundaries: Post 1960s Diversity & Dystopia – giving viewers a fascinating look at the diversity of various influence on Latin American artists, and of the incredible scope of Simón’s collection.


Among the artists featured in this exhibition are:

  • Fernando Botero
  • Alfredo Castañeda
  • Pedro Figari
  • Gunther Gerzso
  • Félix González-Torres
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Wifredo Lam
  • Roberto Matta
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez
  • Diego Rivera
  • Kazuya Sakai
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros
  • Jesús Rafael Soto
  • Lino Eneas Spilimbergo
  • Rufino Tamayo
  • Joaquín Torres-García


Frida & Me, the Museum’s new children’s exhibition, is also open in conjunction with this event. Your kids will enjoy this highly anticipated interactive, multimedia exhibition regarding the artist Frida Kahlo’s life and the passions that fueled her paintings.

Frida and Me will allow them to learn about Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits, and her relationship with prominent Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, whose work is also featured in Modern Masters from Latin America.

We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this collection, and it is well worth the hoopla!

Get details of dates and hours here.

See you there!


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