Save-the-date: ALAA-sponsored tours of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and related events to take place in Los Angeles, November 17 & 18!

Registration is now OPEN – click here!

Registration deadline: October 16, 2017.


At LACMA we will have curator-led tours of:

There’s something for everyone!


For more general information on exhibitions that are part of PST: LA/LA, please visit:

Cristobal de Villalpando at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

If your late summer or early fall travels take you to New York City, stop by the Met to see an exhibit on the Mexican artist, Cristobal de Villalpando (1649-1714).  The show runs from July 25th through October 15th.  For more information, visit

Pictured above: Cristóbal de Villalpando, Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus (detail), 1683; oil on Canvas. Col. Propiedad de la Nación Mexicana, Secretaría de Cultura, Dirección General de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural Acervo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción, Puebla, Mexico.

17th Annual Avery Book Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Avery Book Award winners!

Please see our “Awards” link in the left bar and select “Book Award” to see the guidelines for the 2018 competition.

2017 Book Award Winners


17th Annual Arvey Book Award

George Flaherty, Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the ‘68 Movement (University of California Press, 2015). ISBN 9780520291072.



Honorable Mention

Alessandra Russo, Gerhard Wolf, and Diana Fane, eds., Images Take Flight: Feather Art in Mexico and Europe 1400-1700 (Kunsthistorisches Institut-Max-Planck Institut and the Museo Nacional de Arte, 2015). ISBN 978-3777420639.


Frida in Florida

There are currently three – yes, three – Kahlo exhibitions in Florida museums!  If you are in the state, please check out one or all these shows:

“Mirror, Mirror” at the Harn Museum in Gainesville explores photographic portraits of Kahlo through April 2nd.  (N.B. This exhibition is traveling to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be on view at that location from May 6th – October 9th, 2017.  Two talks will precede the show on April 8th.  See the website link for details.)

“Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray” is on view at the Appleton Museum in Ocala through April 2nd.

“Frida Kahlo at the Dali” is now open through April 17th at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.