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Artists and the Chicano Movement, Kellie Jones (see also: Gómez-Peña, Guillermo; Mesa-Bains, Amalia),

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 67
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
(essay, excerpt from a longer, as yet unpublished, paper entitled Amalia Mesa-Bains and Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Artists's Histories and the Chicano Movement)
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The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Conference Proceedings (see also: Baca, Judy; Mesa-Bains, Amalia; Montoya, José; Ybarro-Frausto, Tomá; Yañez, René; Gómez Peña, Guillermo; Rodríguez, Pedro; Gonzalez, Alicia; Noriega, Chon; Colon, Miriam; Garfia, Roberto; Hernandez, Ester)

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994
Scope and Contents note:
(bound volume, NALAC 1992 Conference Proceedings: Crossing Borders Crizando Fronteras: Los Siguientes 500 Años The Next 500 Years, San Antonio, Texas)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material / Series 1: Subject Files / National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), Chicago, Illinois
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Post-Colonial California, Exhibition, San Francisco State University Art Department Art Gallery, San Francisco, California

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
(see also: Chagoya, Enrique; Gómez-Peña, Guillermo; Mesa-Bains, Amalia; Rascón, Armando)
Container:
Box 23, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents note:
(exhibition announcement; catalog)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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General (see also: Gómez-Peña, Guillermo)

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1992
Scope and Contents note:
(clippings; "Look up Latina" art directory advertisement; letter to TYF from Patricio Chávez of the Centro Cultural de la Raza, 04/01/1992 re. the Dos Ciudades project; photocopy of proposal, Dos Ciudades/Two Cities: A Border Project, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; exhibition printed material; "The Border is..." by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and other pieces of creative writing)
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The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material / Series 1: Subject Files / Border Art
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Chagoya, Enrique (see also: Artists' Books; Gómez-Peña, Guillermo)

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-2004
Scope and Contents note:
(catalogs, When Paradise Arrived, Alternative Museum, New York, 1989; and Utopian Cannibal: Adventures in Reverse Anthropology, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001; exhibition announcements; clippings; artist book, Codex Espangliensis from Columbus to the Border Patrol, Moving Parts Press, Santa Cruz, 1998; announcement and publicity booklet)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frausto, Corky (see also: Gómez-Peña, Guillermo)

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989, undated
Scope and Contents note:
(color copies and note card of Frausto's work; business card; photocopy of essay by Guillermo Gómez-Peña)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fusco, Coco (see also: Gómez-Peña, Guillermo),

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Scope and Contents note:
(postcard to TYF from Fusco; clipping)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gómez-Peña, Guillermo (see also: Border Arts Workshop; Califas; Fusco, Coco; Muñoz, Celia Alvarez; Lucy R. Lippard Papers),

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
(5 folders)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 16-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-2003, undated
Scope and Contents note:
(note to TYF from Gómez-Peña, undated; Sara-Jo Berman resume; clippings; performance and exhibition announcements; note to TYF from Gómez-Peña, circa 04/1985 [on back of performance announcement]; letter to TYF from Gómez-Peña, circa 1987; photocopies of art; essay by Emily Hicks [title page and table of contents]; 1987 article by Lucy R. Lippard; writings by Gómez-Peña; writings by Coco Fusco; press releases; Gómez-Peña resume; slides; performance scripts; artist biography; 2 audio cassette tapes: Border Notebook, 1990, and Norte Sur, 1990; poem by Gómez-Peña, "Ocnoceni [in some other place]," 1985; letter to TYF from Coco [Fusco], 11/07/1991; postcard to TYF from Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco, 12/17/1992; color photograph of work of art; postcards to TYF from Gómez-Peña and Coco [Fusco], 11/22/1992, 03/19/1993; photograph from "The Year of the White Bear")
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The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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High Performance, Magazine, Los Angeles, Issue 35, vol. 9, no. 3 (see also: Almaraz, Carlos; ASCO; Avalos, David; Baca, Judith; Border Arts Workshop; Carrasco, Barbara; Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Gamboa, Diane; Gil de Montes, Roberto; Gómez-Peña, Guillermo; Gr...

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Guillermo Gomez-Pena letter to Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Creator:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1955-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1955-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1987
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5618
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Oral history interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, 2020 September 11

Interviewee:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1955-  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21995
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Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995  Search this
Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995  Search this
Subject:
Vázquez Lucio, Oscar E. (Oscar Edgardo)  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Vater, Regina  Search this
Sánchez, Juan  Search this
Sí, Juan  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Macia, Carlos A.  Search this
Libin, Victoria  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Gaztelu, A. (Angel)  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Garcia, Hernan  Search this
Demi  Search this
Carulla, Ramón  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Brito, Maria  Search this
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Cano, Margarita  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M.  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
The Art Market  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5414
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216346
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Theme:
Latino and Latin American
The Art Market
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Gómez-Peña, Guillermo

Collection Creator:
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Giulio V. Blanc papers

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V.  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Garcia, Hernan, 1935-  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Gaztelu, A. (Angel)  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-2011  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
Libin, Victoria  Search this
Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Sánchez, Juan, 1954-  Search this
Sí, Juan  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Vater, Regina  Search this
Vázquez Lucio, Oscar E. (Oscar Edgardo), 1932-  Search this
Interviewee:
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-1995
Summary:
The dates for the Giulio V. Blanc papers range from 1920-1995. Measuring a total of eleven linear feet and 0.001 GB, the collection provides documentation of the art exhibitions Blanc curated during his career, including original writings and exhibition catalogs. The extensive artists files in the collection provide information on numerous Latin American and Caribbean artists. The collection also provides historical information on the life and culture of Cuba.
Scope and Content Note:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers measure approximately 11 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1920 to 1995. Compiled by Blanc since the beginning of his curatorial, writing, and research career in the 1980s, the papers consist primarily of artist files on Cuban, Cuban-American, and Latin American artists (1920-1995 and undated). Also found is biographical information (1994-1995), interviews by Blanc (1984-1987, 1994) and miscellaneous letters from artists and friends (1983-1995 and undated).

The first series, Biographical Files, 1994-1995 includes information about Blanc's career. Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated, consists of letters from artists and friends on various topics. Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated, represents the bulk of the collection (approximately 300 artists in all, 6 linear feet), and contain materials either collected by Blanc or received by Blanc from the artists themselves. These consist of biographical material about the artist, usually two or three paragraphs written by Blanc, scattered resumes and copies of fellowship applications. Also found are newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters or correspondence between Blanc and the artists. Of special interest in this series are numerous taped interviews with celebrated Cuban artists and art historians such as José Gómez Sícre, founder and first director of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States. Gómez-Sícre describes his early career and involvement with acquisitions for the museum's permanent collection as well as his working relationship with Alfred H. Barr, first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Gómez-Sícre's notable book, Pintura Cubana de Hoy, published in Havana in 1944 is included in the files.

Elena Peláez de Medero, another interviewee, discusses her sister, Cuban painter Amelia Peláez (1896-1968). Blanc interviewed Elena Peláez in Miami for his 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective. The Peláez file includes Blanc's correspondence with her as well as copies of rare 1930s and 1940s exhibition catalogs from Amelia Peláez's early career. Among the catalogs is a copy of Modern Cuban Painters from the 1944 exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Also found are rare French, German and Spanish newspaper clippings on Peláez dating back to the 1920s. Of interest is a copy of Amado Blanco's 1937 poetry book, Poema desesperado. Published in Havana, the book is dedicated to the memory of Federico García Lorca and includes illustrations by Peláez.

Another prominent artist whom Blanc interviewed was Enrique Riverón (b. 1901) leader of the Cuban vanguardia. He was a member of El Grupo de Montparnasse, a talented group of painters and writers living in the southern district of Paris in the late 1920s, an area noted for its boisterous after-hour activities. The interview was published in the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts in 1997. Also found in the papers are illustrated letters and greeting cards addressed to Blanc and his parents, Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc.

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated, consists primarily of material Blanc compiled for exhibitions he curated. Found here are letters from museum directors, artists and colleagues, drafts and finished essays for exhibition catalogs, and printed material such as newspaper clippings of art reviews. This series also includes files on exhibitions Blanc did not curate.

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated, are files relating to Cuban art, culture, and society, the Cuban revolution, book projects, Biennials in Havana and São Paulo, the 1988 controversy surrounding the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, FL) and other topics. Found are letters, drafts of writings, notes, printed material such as newspaper clippings and magazine articles, press releases, and exhibition announcements.

Particularly extensive is the documentation about the 1980s conflict at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture. In April 1988, a fund-raising auction at the 24-year-old 'little Havana' institution resulted in heated disputes that escalated to violence. The works auctioned were by Cuban artists still living on the island. Many in Miami's Cuban community considered these artists to be supporters of the Communist regime and were outraged. One of the disputed works purchased the night of the auction, a drawing by Manuel Mendive, was taken across the street by its successful bidder and burned. In addition, the museum building was damaged by a pipe bomb shortly after the sale. In the National Public Radio news story (available in Blanc's papers on audio cassette) Helen Kohen, critic for the Miami Herald commented, "We're not talking about paintings. We're talking about `my brother's in jail'. That's what we're talking about." The situation intensified quickly; transcending local politics and involving the Treasury and Justice Departments, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses. Ramón Cernuda, the museum vice-president who organized the auction also had his personal collection of Cuban art impounded by the FBI. A second bombing took place in 1989 to protest an exhibition of Cuban artists who came to the U. S. during the early 1980s Mariel boatlift.

The seriousness of the conflicts in the Miami museum prompted the Museum of Modern Art in New York to withdraw an offer to lend three paintings to the Cuban museum for the 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective scheduled to open later that year. Curated by Giulio Blanc, it was the first U.S. retrospective of this important Cuban artist and the exhibition helped situate her work. The Cuban Museum of Art in Daytona Beach, an institution that helped start the Miami museum, also withdrew an offer to lend "Amelias". The result was an exhibition devoid of works owned by the Museum of Modern Art, important paintings created after 1963, the year President Kennedy imposed economic sanctions on Cuba.

To publicize the Peláez exhibition and boost attendance, the museum placed a public invitation in the Spanish section of the Miami Herald. The half page ad, also found in the Blanc papers, lists more than 100 intellectuals and professionals who supported the exhibition. Blanc stated in a letter to the Miami Herald, "It is horrifying to think there are those in Miami who would burn a painting for the sake of politics. This was the same reasoning utilized by Joseph Goebbels when he made bonfires of books and paintings by anti-Nazi and `degenerate' artists and writers in 1930s Germany... One can only pity the ignorance of those who play into the hands of the Castro regime by resorting to uncivilized tactics that can only hurt the image of the Cuban-exile community and of Miami in general."

The files concerning the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture contain exhibition announcements, copies of court orders, press releases and correspondence between Blanc and the Museum of Modern Art in New York regarding the museum and the Peláez exhibition. Also included are a great number of newspaper articles printed in two of Miami's major newspapers, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald which covered the story until it was resolved in the early 1990s. Offering additional information on the controversy are a number of letters addressed to either Blanc or his parents from artists and friends expressing either discontent with the museum's state of affairs or gratitude for the Blanc's financial support during the museum's reconstruction. These provide remarkable insight into a relatively heterogeneous Cuban community.

Series 6: Sound Recordings, 1992, 1994 consists of two untranscribed audio cassette tapes. One is of the 1992 College Art Association's session: Artistic Voices of Latin America: The Aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism held in Chicago, Illinois in which Giulio V. Blanc was a panelist. The other is a rare 1994 interview conducted by Blanc with poet-priest Monseñor Angel Gaztelu, a friend of many Cuban writers and artists, and who presided over Peláez's funeral service in 1968.

The last series, Series 7: Photographs, 1981-1993, undated, includes black and whiteportraits of artists, group shots of Blanc with "Miami Generation" artists María Brito, Pablo Cano, María Martínez-Cañas, Carlos Macía, Arturo Rodríguez, and César Trasobares, and photos of other artists.
Arrangement:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers are arranged into seven series primarily according to type of material. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically, except for Artist Files and Subject Files which are arranged alphabetically by either name or subject.

Series 1: Biographical Files, 1994-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated (boxes 1-8, ER01; 6 linear ft., 0.001 GB)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated (box 8; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated (boxes 8-12; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Untranscribed Sound Recordings, 1992-1994 (box 12; 2 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1981, 1993, undated (box 12; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Cuban born independent curator, critic, art historian and consultant Giulio V. Blanc (1955-1995) specialized in Cuban and Latin American art history and in his lifetime collected a wealth of material on the subject. Through his numerous exhibitions and keen articles appearing in national and international art journals, Blanc became a leading authority on Latin American art and successfully established himself as a link between Cuban and Cuban-American artists and US galleries and museums. The Miami Generation (1983) and Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective (1988) are two significant exhibitions Blanc curated for Miami's Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in addition to the celebrated Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries, 1938-1952 (1992) for New York's Studio Museum in Harlem. Giulio V. Blanc was among the key figures that catapulted Latin American art onto the mainstream in the early 1980s.

Giulio V. Blanc was born in Havana in 1955 to Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc. The Blanc name hails from Italy and the title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, while he was Secretary of State in 1873 under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. As young advocates of Cuban culture, the Blanc's collected a number of paintings by Cuban artists but were forced to leave behind the works of Cuban masters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus from the country during the revolution. Lodovico and María were in their thirties and Giulio was five years old when the family settled in Miami.

Giulio Blanc completed his undergraduate education at Harvard and proceeded to Brown University and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York for graduate work (1979-1980). During his career, he served as an independent curator and consultant to The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami), The Metropolitan Museum (Miami), and The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (New York) among others. He also lectured on Latin American art history at the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS (Organization of American States), Washington, DC, The University of Miami, and El Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia. In addition, he worked as a consultant in the Latin American Paintings Department at Sotheby's auction house in New York and served on the editorial board of the magazine Art Nexus. Blanc was pursuing a doctoral degree in art history at the City University of New York before his premature death in 1995 at the age of thirty-nine.

1955 -- Born November 1 in Havana, Cuba to Baron Lodovico and Baroness María V. Blanc, young collectors of Cuban art. The title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, in 1873 while Alberto was Secretary of State under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

1960 -- The Blanc family migrates to the United States because of the escalating revolution. Lodovico and Maria V. Blanc are in their thirties when they flee the island. The works of Cuban painters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others were left behind to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus.

1976 -- Giulio V. Blanc serves as research assistant for one year at the Tozzer Library, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

1977 -- Graduates cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in Archeology.

1979 -- Graduates from Brown University with a M.A. in Archeology. Was a research assistant until 1980 at the Gallery of the Center for Inter-American Relations, New York city.

1980 -- Receives a certificate in Museum Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University. Curates Emilio Sánchez: Lithographs which opens at the Pagoda, Ransom-Everglades School, Coconut Grove, Florida. Co-curates Cuba in the Nineteenth Century for Miami's Miami-Dade Public Library.

1981 -- Joins the Latin American Paintings Department, Sotheby's Auction House, New York and serves for two years.

1982 -- Co-curates Young Hispanics, USA which opens at the Lehigh University Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and curates Ten Out of Cuba for INTAR Latin American Gallery in New York.

1983 -- Curates Cuban Fantasies at the Kouros Gallery in New York and Pablo Cano en Paris for the 4 Place de Saussaies in Paris, France. Also curates The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami and the Meridian House in Washington, DC.

1984 -- Serves as independent curator and consultant to Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture; The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York and other institutions. Lectures at the Art Museum of the Americas (Organization of American States) in Washington, DC; The University of Miami; The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami); The Center for the Fine Arts (Miami); Rockland Center for the Arts (West Nyack, NY); and the National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia. Curates Young Collector's of Latin American Art which opened at Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center.

1985 -- Curates Dancing Faces: An Exhibition of Mexican Masks for the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Miami and Nuevas Vistas: Latin American Paintings which opens at the Wistariahurst, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Curates Architecture in Cuban Painting, for the Miami Dade Public Library.

1986 -- Receives and M.A. in Art History at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Curates Carlos Enríquez for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, Florida and Into the Mainstream: Ten Latin American Artists Working in New York for the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1987 -- The exhibition Aurelia Muñoz: Selections, curated by Blanc, opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Miami, Florida. Serves as juror for Expresiones Hispanas: Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibition, Denver, Colorado. Curates Visions of Self: The American Latin Artist for the Miami-Dade Community College gallery.

1988 -- Receives a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts for research on Cuban artist Wifredo Lam for the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Enrolls in the art history Ph.D. program at the City University Graduate Center, New York city. First bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami takes place. Blanc's Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective successfully opens at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture despite much controversy.

1989 -- Curates Urgent Dream: New Work by Mario Bencomo at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), New York. Second bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami FL.

1990 -- New York correspondent for Arte en Colombia, Bogota. Serves as adjunct lecturer at Queens College (CUNY) for the Fall semester. Curates the exhibition, The Post-Miami Generation for the Inter-American Gallery in Miami, Florida. Co-curates Figurative Perspectives: Six Artists of Latin American Background for the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

1991 -- Visiting scholar at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Writes a small play, Tía Carmela: A Cuban Tragicomedy, illustrated by Cuban artist and friend Pablo Cano.

1995 -- Dies at the age of forty of AIDS related complications.
Related Materials:
Papers of Giulio V. Blanc, 1930-1982, are also located at the University of Miami Archival Collections.
Provenance:
Margherite Blanc, sister of Giulio V. Blanc, donated her brother's papers in 1998 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the 1996 Latino Art Documentation Project in South Florida. Initiated to chronicle the thriving art scene so apparent in the city's galleries, museums, and private collections, the project resulted in numerous acquisitions described in the revised edition of the Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists. Both the project and the publication were made possible, in part, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.blangiul
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Oral history interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Interviewee:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((23 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 September 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña conducted 2020 September 11, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Gómez-Peña's home in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Guillermo Gómez-Peña (1955- ) is a Chicano performance artist, arts educator, installation artist, and activist in San Francisco, California. Gómez-Peña was a founding member of Border Arts Workshop and is the executive director of La Pocha Nostra.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Installation artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Political activists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gomez20
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gomez20
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Codex espangliensis from Columbus to the border patrol Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Enrique Chagoya, Felicia Rice

Author:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Author:
Chagoya, Enrique  Search this
Rice, Felicia  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) color illustrations 19 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Accordion construction
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
History
Illustrated works
Place:
America
United States
California
Santa Cruz
Date:
2000
Topic:
Folklore in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1008754

Guillermo Gomez-Pena, 1955- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_108419

Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco : the year of the white bear : Walker Art Center, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 1992

Title:
Year of the white bear
Author:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Fusco, Coco  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Fusco, Coco  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([18] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
America
Date:
1992
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993--Political aspects  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
NX512.G66 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808291

Warrior for gringostroika : essays, performance texts, and poetry / by Guillermo Gómez-Peña ; introduction by Roger Bartra

Author:
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Physical description:
174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Literary collections
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Mexican Americans  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775326

Made in Aztlán / Philip Brookman and Guillermo Gómez-Peña, editors

Author:
Made in Aztlań (1985 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Centro Cultural de la Raza (San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American arts  Search this
Aztlán in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612881

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