The San Antonio Museum of Art announced today in a press release that it will be soon receiving 31 portraits from The Latino List, a body of work from nationally recognized photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The gallery is scheduled to be the museum’s fall special exhibition.
Executed in 2011–2012, the series captures both celebrated and accomplished Latin-Americans in contemporary culture and prompts questions of juxtapositioned ethnic, communal, and self-defined identity. The Latino List continues Greenfield-Sanders’ desire to bring national focus upon the struggles of marginalized communities, picking up where his previous effort, The Black List, left off.
The collection comes by way of Hiram Butler, a Houston-based art collector with South Texas roots. His donation comes with some special words for San Antonio.
“Giving the Latino List to the San Antonio Museum of Art memorializes old friendships and shared values,” Butler said in a statement to the museum. “This group of photographs is especially important to me, as I grew up in Eagle Pass speaking Spanish, and San Antonio was my connection to the larger world of culture… I want my gift to acknowledge [Museum Trustee] Banks and the friendship he has shown me—and to support an institution that does so much to share the art of cultures from around the world.”
San Antonio enjoys some particular attention in The Latino List; with Sandra Cisneros, Eva Longoria, and Henry Cisneros among the hometown representation.
Katherine Crawford Luber, Kelso Director for the San Antonio Museum of Art, expressed gratitude on behalf of the museum, adding that the upcoming exhibition “reflects the diverse culture of San Antonio and contributes much to our contemporary art collection.”
The Latino List will open October 6 and run until December 31 later this year at the San Antonio Museum of Art.