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MoMA announces Inaugural Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America

My parents, Patty and Gustavo Cisneros, founded the Fundación Cisneros (FC) and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), a collection of art from Latin America, forty years ago, instilling in my siblings and me a profound sense of our shared responsibility to promote education, and the awareness of the breadth and depth of Latin […]

International Emmy Awards

I was honored to be the Gala Chair for this year’s 44th International Emmy Awards held in New York City last Monday. What an evening! Never has it been more evident how transformative television is, truly the most powerful source of communication we know. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in […]

A Transformative Moment for Latin American Art History: #MoMACisneros

Today, at MoMA, we announced the donation of 142 works of art from our family’s Latin-American modernist collection along with the creation of a research institute. It was a very special moment for us as a family, and especially for my mother Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, who has created this collection over the course of […]

Cool Culture in Hot Miami

Newcomers to a city always have an advantage over locals for sourcing out all things new.

When Tradition Becomes Radical

The topic is Radical Geometry, a show currently at the Royal Academy of Arts in London of our family’s collection of modernist Latin American art.

On Promises of The Commons in Caracas (and its Traffic)

I invited Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy as a guest blogger to contribute a report on the third edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Sofia is the curator of contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Originally from Mexico and living in New York City, she travels extensively […]

Orinoco Meets Spain

This past Monday I had the great pleasure of being in Spain for the opening of our family’s Amazonian collection “Orinoco: Journey to a Lost World”.

Going Digital: Art Books Transformed

On Wednesday, April 3, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros held its launch of the eBook editions of the Conversaciones/Conversations series at the Morgan Library.

How Digital Platforms Have Changed the Way We Look at Art

I have just returned from Spain where we inaugurated Concrete Invention, the latest exhibition of our family’s collection, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) at the Museo Reina Sofía.

32 hours in Rio

In the spirit of entrepreneur week I want to tell you about my latest trip to Brazil. I was there for 21212’s Demo Day where the 10 companies from the most recent incubation cycle presented. (See Demo Day website to read about each one!).