Major Traveling Exhibitions

Installation view, Lola Alvarez Bravo at the Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University.


Major Traveling Exhibitions:

En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection    2011-12.  Venues include the Robert B. Menschel Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.  This is the first comprehensive exhibition of En Foco’s major collection of culturally diverse photography.  Catalogue forthcoming.

Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection  2007-09

Lola Alvarez Bravo  2006-2009

The True Poetry: The Art of Maria Izquierdo   1997-1999

A Shadow Born of Earth: New Photography in Mexico   1993-1996

Through the Path of Echoes: Contemporary Art in Mexico  1991-1993


Exhibitions Curated

2008        Heresies, A Retrospective: Pedro Meyer. Member of curatorial team for a four-  decade retrospective of this leading photographer’s analog and digital photography, to be shown in over 50 venues internationally in fall 2008.

     2007       Cardinal Points/Cardinales: Latin American Art from the Sprint Corporation Collection, nationally traveling exhibition sponsored by Exhibits USA.

2007Embracing Mexico: Mariana Yampolsky: Life and Art, sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute, New York, and hosted and co-sponsored by the UBS Art Gallery, New York. Touring to the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., in fall 2007.

2006        Lola Alvarez Bravo: Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York, and national tour (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., fall 2007).

2005        Images for a Better World: Latin American Photography from the Sprint Corporation Collection, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, MO.

                  Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; catalogue.

2004        Ricardo Mazal: La Tumba de la Reina Roja, from Reality to Abstraction, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (2004-05), traveled to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006; catalogue.

2001        Salomón Huerta. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. Exhibition of young Los Angeles-based Chicano painter; catalogue.

2000        Architectonic Thought Forms: A Survey of the Art of Paul Laffoley, 1968- 1997. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. Major exhibition of Boston-­based visionary painter and thinker; catalogue.

2000        Eve Andrée Laramée. Exhibition of New York-based installation artist. Austin Museum of Art; brochure.

1999        Queen of My Room: A Survey of Work by Julie Speed, 1989 -1999. Exhibition of Austin-based painter; statewide tour and catalogue.

1997        The True Poetry: The Art of María Izquierdo, Americas Society, New York. Major exhibition of pioneering Mexican modernist painter; national tour and catalogue.

1996        Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic. Co-curated with Dr. Edward Sullivan. Americas Society and The Spanish Institute, New York; national tour and catalogue.

1995        Still Life: The Body as Object in Contemporary Photography. Exhibition of contemporary artists working with the photographic medium. Americas Society, New York; brochure.

1993        A Shadow Born of Earth: New Photography in Mexico. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, tour to museums in the U.S. and Canada, 1993­-1996. Catalogue published by Universe Books/Rizzoli.

1992        Encountering Difference: Four Contemporary Photographers from Mexico. Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York; brochure and national tour.

              The Enduring Thread, a survey of contemporary Latino artists, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

1990        Through the Path of Echoes. Contemporary Art in Mexico. Organized by Independent Curators, Inc., New York; tour to ten venues in the U.S., 1990 – 1993, including El Museo del Barrio, New York, and the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin. Catalogue.



Go to these pages for information on exhibitions curated by Elizabeth Ferrer:

Master list of all exhibitions curated

Major Traveling Exhibitions

Projects for BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (under construction)

  • Infinite Line: Contemporary Drawing in Time and Space  2007
  • Grotesque Histories, 2008
  • In/Formation  2008
  • Status Report  2009.  See catalogue here.
  • Artist & Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn’s Past, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society, 2010.  See  catalogue here:
  • Water Water Every Where, 2011
  • Get a Grip America wrote a great piece on PetronPay Review.
  • Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order, 2012
  • New Works/Crossing Boundaries, a collaborative exhibition with En Foco, 2013
  • Forthcoming: Housewarming: Notions of Home from the Center of the World, the inaugural exhibition at BRIC Arts Media House, opening fall 2013.

Elizabeth Ferrer,& curator and writer

This site documents my professional activities and includes some of my writings focusing on Mexican and Latino photography, as well as on contemporary art.  This site is often under construction and will be regularly updated.  


The exhibition A Generous Medium: Photography at Wellesley 1972-2012 opens at the the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 13 – December 16, 2012. 

This innovative exhibtion honors the legacy of collecting and pedagogical leadership in photography at Wellesley College.  I contributed by selecting a photograph by Ansel Adams for the exhibition  and authoring a brief essay for the exhibition catalogue.  

See more about the show here:  

Exhibition review from the Boston Globe