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102 Latin American Artworks, And A New Institute, Will Go To MoMA

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Waldemar Cordeiro’s “Visible Idea” (1956), one of the pieces from the collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Credit via Museum of Modern Art


Before Lygia Clark was getting major museum retrospectives; before Adriana Varejão was represented by leading galleries; before Beatriz Milhazes was achieving high prices at auction, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros was collecting Latin American art, filling the walls of her home with Modernist abstraction and contemporary works by artists from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay.

Over the last 16 years, Ms. Cisneros and her husband, Gustavo A. Cisneros, have donated 40 of these pieces to the Museum of Modern Art, where she has served on the board since ...

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Adrian Gonzalez Refused To Stay With Dodgers At Trump Hotel In Chicago

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When the Dodgers faced the Cubs in Chicago for a regular-season series back in May, the team stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower — except for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

The Dodgers’ slugger made accommodations to stay elsewhere during that trip, presumably because the hotel is owned by Donald Trump, according to JP Hoornstra of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

“I didn’t stay there,” Adrian Gonzalez confirmed. “I had my reasons.”

It’s assumed that Gonzalez’s reasons include an obvious conflict with the Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. Gonzalez is Mexican-American, and one of Trump’s campaign platforms includes a promise to “build a wall” on the Mexican border to ...

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New Britain ‘Borinqueneers’ Park Clears Yet Another Hurdle

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Connecticut is well on its way to creating a special place to honor the service and sacrifices of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers, especially with the leaders of the “host city” for the long-awaited monument park, New Britain, agreeing to the importance of having input in the final stages from Latinos who have been spearheading this project for several years.

For a while, the issue of how to accommodate Latino participation in an endeavor which now falls under local government control, posed a stumbling block that could delay the timely completion of a monument eagerly awaited by the state’s Latino community and by the surviving Borinqueneer ...

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