The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950" opening day

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents <i>Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950</i> opening day
Photo courtesy of Jose Clemente Orozco

"Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950" charts the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. Featuring some 175 works, including prints, photographs, books, newspapers, easel paintings, large-scale portable murals, and mural fragments, "Paint the Revolution" is unprecedented for its breadth and variety.

The most comprehensive exhibition of modern Mexican art displayed in the United States in more than seven decades, "Paint the Revolution" presents masterpieces by well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. Also on display are works by many of their important contemporaries, including Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo). Three historical murals by los tres grandes (“the three great ones”) - Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros - are digitally re-created and projected in the galleries. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to see the emergence of Mexico as a center of modern art.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 1.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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