Thursday, June 07, 2012

Latin American Artists of the 20th Century

Art historian Jeff Mishur returns on June 11 at 7:00 pm for a lecture on a selection of twentieth century Latin American artists including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, and Frida Kahlo. This slide lecture will examine the relationship these artists had with a 1920s cultural and educational reform movement in Mexico known as "Indigenismo" or "Mexicanidad." Promoted especially by José Vasconcelos, Minister of Education, this movement emphasized Mexico's folk traditions and precolumbian roots.