Blanton Museum of Art

Francisco Matto

The Blanton Museum at The University of Texas at Austin developed a new interactive website to accompany the exhibition Francisco Matto: The Modern and the Mythic, on display at the Blanton from June through September 2009. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation in the United States of the work of Francisco Matto (Uruguayan, 1911-1995), a pioneer of modernist abstraction in Latin America. It presents over five decades of artistic production and continues the Blanton’s significant study of key South American figures of modernism from the 1920s to the 1970s.

The website functions as a specialized educational resource for visitors to expand learning opportunities and conduct a more in-depth exploration of the exhibition. Additionally, it allows broader access to the art and ideas of the exhibition for international audiences, universities, and K-12 teachers nationwide. The website greatly expands access to and exposure of this artist’s remarkably consistent and sophisticated productions that have, until now, remained almost entirely in Matto’s estate and a few private collections.

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