Rescuing the Stories Behind Latino Art

Article from the New York Times about the digitization of "art-related ephemera" by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Some of art history’s most telling monuments don’t end up under museum spotlights. They’re found, when and if they’re found, in desk drawers and office file cabinets that no one has cracked in years, or in library stacks, or in jumbles of personal papers boxed up in an artist’s studio...

...Now, after years of planning and research, the database is up and running. It’s called “Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art.” It’s on the Internet. Access is free. Type And hello, history.

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