Founded in the 1970s by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros.
Based in New York City and Caracas, the CPPC’s mission is to enhance appreciation of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America, advance scholarship of Latin American art, and promote excellence in visual-arts education. The CPPC achieves these goals through the preservation, presentation, and study of the material culture of the Ibero-American world—ranging from the ethnographic to the contemporary.
CPPC activities include exhibitions, publications, grants for scholarly research and artistic production, as well as other innovative initiatives specially designed to create communities for discussion and reflection.
Gustavo A. Cisneros
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Adriana Cisneros de Griffin
Pedro. R. Tinoco T.
Director and Chief Curator
Rafael A. Romero
Director of Operations
Natalia Afanasiev, Caracas
Sara Meadows, NY
Manager of Communications
Mariana Barrera Pieck
Assistant to the Director Emeritus
Curator of Contemporary Art
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Curator of Colonial Art
Curator of the Orinoco Collection
Curator Emeritus of the Orinoco Collection
Manager of Storage and Installation
John Thomas Robinette, III
Librarian, Information + Special Projects Manager
Head of Institutional Relations