Museum of Modern Art trustee since 1992, Ms Cisneros' 2016 "transformative" gift to MoMA includes 102 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, made between the 1940s and the 1990s by 37 artists working in Brazil, Venezuela, and the Río de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay, including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Tomás Maldonado. They join 40 works previously given by Patricia and Gustavo Cisneros over the last 16 years; Mrs. Cisneros is a longtime MoMA Trustee and a member of several acquisitions and funding committees, including the Latin American and Caribbean Fund, of which she is chairman and founder.
The works have been selected by MoMA curators and Ms Cisneros and MoMA has also established the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America. Of the 37 artists whose works are included in the most recent gift, 21 are entering MoMA’s collection for the first time. www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/arts/design/102-latin-…
Member, Board of Trustees, MoMA (1992 - Present)
The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at MoMA