Modern Mexican artists of the early 20th century helped shape a new identity for their nation by looking at their ancient Indigenous art and architecture, and the people of their homeland. David Alfaro Siqueiros and Fermin Revueltas reflected the values of this history in Mexico’s public mural projects and in their easel paintings.
A second generation of artists, including Gunther Gerzso and Rufino Tamayo, continued to explore Native themes but favored an abstract style of painting. The legacy of Mexico’s modern art movement extended beyond their borders, influencing European, North American, and South American artists alike.
Organized from the permanent collection, this exhibition is curated by Christine Giles, Senior Curator.
This season’s exhibitions are sponsored by the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation and Yvonne & Steve* Maloney (*in memoriam).