Taking monumental frescos to a multitouch screen, MoMA’s eBook Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Josè Clemente Orozco offers a fresh exploration of three great figures in the revival of mural painting that brought modern Mexican art to international attention after the Mexican Revolution of 1910–20.
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Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army’s defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, known colloquially today as Cinco de Mayo. It is now commemorated far north of the border, as Americans have embraced the date as a colorful celebration of Mexican art, food, and music.
Rivera’s partnership with the Rockefeller family continues to be one of the most intriguing artist/patron relationships of the 20th century. The research we completed for the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art offered the chance to take a closer look at this unlikely collaboration
Diego Rivera was enthralled with New York City from the moment he arrived here in November 1931, six weeks before the opening of his retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art.
The focus of the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, currently on view on the second floor, is a set of “portable murals” Rivera made for his retrospective exhibition at MoMA in 1931.
Taking inspiration from the current Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art exhibition, the teens enrolled in this fall’s ¡Muralistas! Large-Scale Painting from Around the World workshop have been exploring the power and the excitement of creating enormous public art.
When curators Leah Dickerman, Luis Pérez-Oramas, and I began to discuss our plans for creating a new gallery dedicated to Mexican Modernist art made in the 1930s and 1940s—which opened in May of this year—Frida Kahlo’s Fulang-Chang and I was one of the works we were determined to include. We were intent not only to show the painting, but also to display it alongside the mirror that Kahlo made to accompany it, for reasons I’ll elaborate on a bit later.
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