We are in the process of constituting a continent-wide research network of scholars interested in the study and promotion of a field that can be identified as Afro-Latin American Art. In recent years, American museums have begun to rewrite history of art in the United States by incorporating black artistic production into their collections and exhibits. We anticipate that something similar will happen in Latin America, home to the largest population of African descent in the hemisphere, and we seek to lead the way in constituting a new field of study centered on Afro-Latin American Art. For the purpose of this project, our initial, preliminary definition of Afro-Latin American art includes the artistic production of Afrodescendants; artistic expressions that claim to have links to African or African-based traditions, as well as representations of blacks in Latin America since colonial times, regardless of the personal circumstances of the artist.