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Museum of Modern Art of Latin America

 

—[The Art Museum of the Americas
of the Organization of American States] —

 
Museum of Modern Art of Latin America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
1. Museum of Modern Art of Latin America Marker
Inscription.

The OAS collection of contemporary art of the Americas was initiated in 1957 by resolution of the Council of the Organization of American States. In 1976, as part of its program of activities honoring the bicentennial of the independence of the United States of America., the OAS permanent council voted to establish this “Museum of Modern Art of Latin America.” The museum was inaugurated on October 14, 1976, by the chairman of the permanent council, Ambassador Fernando Ortiz Sanz of Bolivia and by OAS Secretary General Alejandro Orfila.
 
Erected 1976 by Organization of American States.
 
Location. 38° 53.574′ N, 77° 2.493′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 18th Street, NW north of Virginia Avenue, NW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simón Bolívar (within shouting distance of this marker); José Artigas Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitution Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
Museum of Modern Art of Latin America Marker - on the wall to the left of the main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
2. Museum of Modern Art of Latin America Marker - on the wall to the left of the main entrance
line); NSDAR Founders Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 500 feet away); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 500 feet away); The Washington City Canal (about 600 feet away); Lock Keeper’s House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Art Museum of the Americas. The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States was established in 1976 by resolution of the OAS Permanent Council in tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States, host country of the OAS. The historic building housing the Museum was designed by noted architect Paul Cret in 1912 as the residence for the Secretaries General of the Organization of American States. It is Spanish colonial in style with white walls, iron grilles, a red tiled roof and a loggia decorated with richly colored tiles in patterns modeled after Aztec and Inca legends. Today as a Museum, the building provides a warm and intimate atmosphere to enjoy art (Submitted on April 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
The Art Museum to the Americas Building - 18th Street, NW image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
3. The Art Museum to the Americas Building - 18th Street, NW
 

2. Statues of the Liberators. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Pan American Union; Statues of the Liberators.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsPolitics
 
Art Museum of the Americas sculpture garden - view from Constitution Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
4. Art Museum of the Americas sculpture garden - view from Constitution Avenue
Museum building at left - O.A.S. Headquarters Building off 17th Street, right.
Statue of Jose Artigas - Father of the Independence of Uruguay image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
5. Statue of Jose Artigas - Father of the Independence of Uruguay
The Museum of Modern Art of Latin America is visible in background across Virginia Avenue.
"Queen Isabella" - gift of Spain to the Organization of American States, 1996 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
6. "Queen Isabella" - gift of Spain to the Organization of American States, 1996
Jose Luis Sanchez, sculptor.
O.A.S. Headquarters (the historic Pan American Union Building) <br>17th Street, north of the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
7. O.A.S. Headquarters (the historic Pan American Union Building)
17th Street, north of the Museum
Note statue of Ysabel I La Catolica Reina de Castilla de Aragon de las islas Y tierra firme del Mar Oceano, sidewalk, center left. Inscribed: "This is the statue of Queen Isabella of Spain and the Americas who sent Christopher Columbus to discover the New World. Donated by Spain to The Organization of American States, April 14, 1966, Day of the Americas."
 
 
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