By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 21, 2012
The most unsung museum in a town of showboating art spaces is probably the Art Museum of the Americas. But even those familiar with the beautiful Spanish Colonial building just a couple of blocks southwest of the Corcoran may not be aware that the museum -- which has developed a reputation for organizing intriguing special exhibitions of contemporary art -- also has a permanent collection.
The collection doesn’t get aired out much, so “Constellations: Constructivism, Internationalism, and the Inter-American Avant-Garde” is a great opportunity to view more than 40 works of 20th-century geometric abstraction by such artists as Joaquin Torres-Garcia of Uruguay and Rogelio Polesello of Argentina.
The museum has extended the eye-popping show; it will close in two weeks.