Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950
From the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others. Read more.
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Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States (1932), Frida Kahlo. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Homage to the Indian Race (1952), Rufino Tamayo. © Rufino Tamayo/Visual Artists and Galleries Association, New York, New York
Peasants (c. 1913), David Alfaro Siqueiros. © David Alfaro Siqueiros/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City
Optic Parable (1931), Manuel Álvarez Bravo. © Colette Urbajte/Asosciacion Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Dance in Tehuantepec (1928), Diego Rivera. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York