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Lily Garafulic: Centenary Celebration

On view: June 23 - July 3, 2014 | Monday - Friday | 10am - 5pm

Public Reception: Monday, June 23 at 6pm

OAS Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture
Organization of American States
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006


AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS, the Permanent Mission of Chile to the OAS, and the Embassy of Chile to the United States present "Lily Garafulic: Centenary Celebration". Curated by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois, this exhibition includes selected prints, drawings, watercolors and sculptures, as well as documentary entitled, “Lily Garafulic: In Her Own Words,” in which the renowned artist speaks and shares in a conversational manner her life experiences and her work. While Garafulic is known mainly for her sculptures, this exhibition focuses more on works on paper than most past showings of her work have.

Lily Garafulic Yankovic (1914 –2012) was a Chilean sculptor, and was among the 40 Generation artists, who drew heavily from impressionism and Fauvism and remained largely removed from the more overtly political work being made at the time, drawing their name following the Salón oficial (The Official Salon) exhibition at the Chilean Museum of Fine Arts in 1941. Garafulic received a Guggenheim Fellowship in New York City in 1944, and served as director of the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts from 1973 until 1977. She received the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas award in 1995.

Gloria Garafulich-Grabois is a native of Chile and a citizen of the United States and Croatia; she now lives in New York City. A graduate of the University of Chile, she also studied at New York University, and for a number of years worked at the Chilean Copper Company in New York. She is the Managing Editor of two academic journals, The Chesterton Review in its English version and The Lonergan Review. Since 2004, she has served as Associate Director of the Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture. The Institute promotes the life, work and thought of the English writer G. K. Chesterton. She also serves on the Organizing Committee of the Annual Women’s Conference at Seton Hall University.

This exhibit is presented by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile with the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Chile in New York and the participation of the Mission of Chile to the Organization of American States and AMA.