Carmen Herrera, Lygia Pape, and Hélio Oiticica were at the forefront of modern art in Latin America, using geometric shapes and colors to bring their work to life with energy and beauty. About MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is the world's home for modern and contemporary art. Founded in 1929, MoMA was the first museum dedicated to new art and this bold, experimental vision continues to guide us today. We share the most thought-provoking and resonant works, from painting to performance, and are a place of creativity and inspiration for all. Lygia Pape
Lygia Pape was at the forefront of the Brazilian avant-garde, moving towards a unique reframing of geometry and abstraction working in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, poetry, graphic design, photography, film and performance. She was among the first to question the space between artwork and the viewer, creating works that demanded participation or interaction and marking a breakthrough moment in 20th-century art that continues to influence artists today.