The Pérez Art Museum Miami collection focuses on modern and contemporary art; although it includes examples from as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Informed by an interest in art history, Within Genres is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.
The five genres explored in the exhibition: Still Life, Landscape, Scenes of Everyday Life, Portraiture, and History Painting developed as categories when painting was still in its infancy as a respected medium. Each category was meant to highlight the intellectual rigor of the medium. Within Genres engages the critical space of genres as a creative referent and in doing so seeks to articulate a trans-historical approach to the investigation and exhibition of our museum’s collection, one that celebrates its contemporary vibrancy and historical continuity.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
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Miami, FL 33132