Photo Courtesy of María Magdalena Campos-Pons

In a word, Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is ambitious. This Smithsonian exhibition—now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)—features over 60 Latin@ artists’ expressions and confrontations of their identities. It seeks to reframe history, embrace new scholarship and defy categories. After all, the term Latin@—which is used to include both “Latina” and “Latino”—embodies multitudes. It is constantly renegotiated and reinvented because it covers a diverse array of histories and cultures. Our America features works by well-known, standout Latin@ artists, which includes a motley chandelier by Pepón Osorio, Ana Mendieta’s signature feminist land art, Enrique Chagoya’s tongue-in-cheek twist on a Maya codex and María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ Polaroid photographs.