BOCA RATON, FLORIDA.-The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Naturaleza Muerta: Latin American Still Life from South Florida Collections, on view through November 27, 2005. Still life can be a humble arrangement of everyday forms or it can stand as an allegory of an entire culture. The exceptionally rich and complex art of still life has maintained a continuing popularity within Latin American visual art. The strong traditions of realism and expressionism so prominent in Latin American literature are employed by the visual artist as formal concepts through which the interaction of politics, society and art may dialogue. This exhibition presents a broad spectrum of contemporary Latin American masters whose work explores the symbolism and metaphor implicit within the still life tradition. Artists such as Colombias Fernando Botero, Cuban-American Julio Larraz, Chilean Claudio Bravo, São Paulo-based installation artist Jac Leirner, Panamanian Olga Sinclair, and Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, are among the masters who employ complex references in their work, both visual and psychological that seamlessly interweave real life with moral and political issues, poetry, and metaphor. This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Inc.