Latin American Studies

Art Gallery

From April 27 to May 4, 2012, the Latin American Studies Program and the library held an exhibit of lithographs by Cuban American artist Emilio Sanchez.  During the opening, Jesus Jambrina, coordinator of Viterbo's Latin American Studies program, discussed the works.

After the exhibition, the works were installed throughout the library and various Murphy Center classrooms.

This exhibition was made possible through generous support from the Viterbo Trustee Opportunity Fund, the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, and Viterbo University's Latin American Studies program. More info Here.

"Knowledge" by Argentine Artist Isabel Barbuzza. This piece is displayed on the third floor of the School of Nursing building on campus.

Ecuatorian Artist Hernán Illescas working on a painting he did along with Viterbo students on the Fall 2008. The piece is now displayed on the second floor of the library. Title: Global Warming. This art work is a reflection on how the high temperatures are melting the snow on the Andes region and how that situation is affecting the crops and life of all populations in the region, especially the indigenous ones. The water running down from the mountains floods the agricultural areas in the valleys making difficult to grow food. Illescas lives and work in Cuenca, Ecuador, where he has an art studio and gallery.

 

On Sept. 20, 2006, Cuban painter Pablo Perea worked along with Viterbo students on this painting. They called it "Estaciones del alma" (Seasons of the Soul), and it now displayed in the library.