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GI-269686-20

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA 90036-4504)
Diana Magaloni (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Portable Universe/El Universo en tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia

Implementation of a 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibition on the art of Colombia from 500 BCE to 1600 CE.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) respectfully requests a $400,000 implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support "Portable Universe/El Universo en tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia," a traveling exhibition on view in Los Angeles (October 31, 2021-February 20, 2022) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (June 20-September 19, 2021). Portable Universe will be the first comprehensive exhibition and in-depth investigation into the art of ancient Colombia in 20 years and will bring together approximately 400 objects spanning all major pre-Columbian cultures of Colombia from 500 BCE to 1600 CE. Curated by Dr. Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director, Program Director & Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas, and Director of Conservation,and Dr. Julia Burtenshaw, Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas,it will be accompanied by a catalogue and an array of interpretive humanities and educational programs.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Exhibitions: Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 5/31/2023