The past two years have seen modern and contemporary Latin American Art take center stage at Hunter College. In new courses and exhibitions, special lectures and seminars, Hunter and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are collaborating to present and study Latin American visual art in its most experimental forms.


Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas will be on view:

From April 29, 2014 to July 26, 2014

Guest curators: Georgina de Havenon and Alicia Lubowski-Jahn


The Exhibition:

"Unity of Nature focuses on Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), the Prussian scientist, explorer, diplomat, and author, who during his lifetime was renowned for his exploration of the Americas. The exhibition examines how Humboldt's scientific ideas about nature related to aesthetics and imagery, as well as how they were interpreted by landscape artists from the nineteenth-century. The show will include paintings and drawings by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Louis Rémy Mignot (1831-70), Titian Ramsay Peale (1799–1835), and Norton Bush (1834–94), as well as a selection of European artists, such as Ferdinand Bellerman (1814–89), Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802–58), Albert Berg (1820–73), Anton Goering (1836–1905), Eduard Ender (1822–83), and the Victorian woman traveler Adela Breton (1849–1923). Also included in the exhibition are two works by artist Mark Dion (b. 1961) who offers a contemporary response to Humboldt's classification of nature."

Image caption:
 Charles Wilson Peale (American, 1741–1827), Silhouette of Alexander von Humboldt (detail), 1804, paper, embossed, "Peale," 3 by 1 ¾ in.

Unity of Nature will take place in conjunction with the International Symposium being hosted by the Latin American Art Department at Hunter College: 

Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature: 
Aspects of Culture and Landscape in the Americas

Taking place:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

From 11:00am to 5:30pm

Hunter College

695 Park Avenue - Kossack Lecture Hall

Hunter North Building - 15 Floor

New York, NY

For further information on the e
xhibition, please contact:

Nuria Mendoza for Event | 1-212-277-8367
Adriana La Rotta for Press | 1-212-277-8384

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Art Department, Hunter College

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