Patricia Phelps de Cisneros donates over 200 works to prominent museums

January 16, 2018

Miguel Rio Branco

Miguel Rio Branco, Blue Tango, 1984

Waltercio Caldas

Waltercio Caldas, O Transparente, 1997. Installation view at the 1997 Venice Biennale.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Donation

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Game of Jacks, 1997

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros has donated 202 works from her collection of Latin American art – including contemporary and experimental works created since the 1960s by 91 artists from 22 countries – to six major museums in the U.S., Europe and South America. Among the works donated are those by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Waltercio Caldas and Miguel Rio Branco.


Miguel Rio Branco's Blue Tango, 1984 – a collection of twenty silver-dye bleach prints – has been donated to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. O transparente, 1997 and Los Velázquez, 1994 by Waltercio Caldas and Game of Jacks, 1997 by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle have been donated to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. The other institutions receiving works from the collection include the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru, and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires in Argentina.