Ana Mendieta1948-1985

Smithsonian Institution - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC

$15,000 for Ana Mendieta: A Retrospective, a traveling exhibition on the artist with a monograph and related programs, organized by museum curator Olga M. Viso. Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Mendieta made sculptures and earthworks based on mythic female forms, influenced by Cuban and Mexican spiritual traditions. Her “interventions” in nature included materials such as rock formations, tree trunks, roots, leaves, debris, sand, and water.