The artists in this new gallery have used the body as a lens to examine Spanish Caribbean identity and belonging in the United States.

The body is used to address race, gender, migration, and the Caribbean’s relationship with the U.S. The artworks in this gallery include groundbreaking collection artworks from the 1980s and 1990s, as well as recent acquisitions by rising Latinx artists.

Raelis Vasquez, Papi en 2002, 2020. Acrylic and charcoal on paper; 18 x 24 in. (45.7 × 61 cm). Purchase 2023 Helen McMahon Brady Cutting Fund | 2023.4.1 © Raelis Vasquez 

Gloria Rodriguez Calero, Christ of the Christians (Cristo de los Christianos), 1995. Acrollage painting on canvas; 52 x 36 in. (132.1 x 91.4 cm). Gift of Alejandro Anreus and Debra Blehart in memory of Miguel A. Loredo, O.F.M., 2012 | 2012.39 

Ana Mendieta, Untitled, 1981, printed 1994. Black‑and‑white photograph on paper, 19 1/2 x 13 in. Purchase 2006. Friends of American Art | 2006.22.1.1 © The Estate of Ana Mendieta