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9/27/2011 Houston— The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), host an international symposium to officially launch Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art, the landmark digital archive of some 10,000 primary-source materials that will be available free of charge, worldwide. On Thursday evening, January 19, 2012, a briefing on the digital archive and preview of the first volume in the accompanying book series will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The following day, Friday, January 20, the MFAH will host an international symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Mining the Archive: New Paths for Latin American/Latino Art Research. Speakers will include Alejandro Anreus, art history professor at the William Paterson University of New Jersey and expert on the modern art of Latin America; Roldán Esteva-Grillet, Venezuelan historian and art critic, and author of Fuentes Documentales y Críticas de las Artes Plásticas Venezolanas: Siglos XIX y XX (2001); Ivonne Pini, author, executive editor of Art Nexus and art professor at the Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Nacional (Colombia), renowned for work in early 20th-century modernism in Colombia, Cuba and Uruguay; and Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard professor of art history at New York University (NYU) and specialist in the Art of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean. Symposium program and additional speakers to be announced.

Registration is required, with reserved seating only. For more information, reservations, and travel information, please contact the ICAA at (713) 353-1528, or by e-mail at icaa@mfah.org.

Attendees may book accommodations at the Hotel Zaza Houston (www.hotelzazahouston.com or (713) 526-1991), located across the street from the museum, or at The Alden Hotel