Points of Departure in Contemporary Colombian Art

Feb 1998
Twenty-seven paintings, sculptures and graphics by Colombian masters Alejandro Obregón (1920-1992), Enrique Grau (1920), Edgar Negret (1920), and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar (1923), complemented with eight works by artists from a previous generation, made this one of the most important presentations of 20th century Colombian artists offered in Washington in the last three decades, and the opening paid a special tribute to Maestro Enrique Grau. The exhibit was in honor of the city of Cartagena de Indias, site of the 39th Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors. Lenders to the exhibition included the National Museum of Colombia in Santafé de Bogotá, the Museum of Antioquia and the Pedro Nel Gómez Foundation, both in Medellín, as well as private collections and the permanent collection of the IDB.