Art of the Revolution arrives in Mexico City

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

After spending 6 months at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition “Paint The Revolution” will reach the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico

“Paint the Revolution: Mexican modern art from 1910 to 1950”, is an exhibition in which you can observe the art created during the Mexican Revolution, which captures an important part of Mexico's history.

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This period of history was a very important time for art in the country, and during it, the citizenship and the people spoke, cultural expression reached a high level, and the works of that period gained international renown.

The exhibition was in the Museum of Art of Philadelphia for six months, and will now stay in Mexico City until February 10, where it will be presented in a museum of the Palace of Fine Arts.

More than 200 pieces will be seen in the exhibition, including engravings, books, photographs, paintings and sketches of murals, as well as 23 films and 40 audios from great Mexican artists, among many other things that tell the story of this period of Mexico through art.

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Works by great artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, among others, are the ones that make up this wonderful exhibition.

This exhibition covers four important moments of Mexican art: the Revolution, the expansion of cities, nationalism in the art of the twenties and the exodus of Mexican artists to the United States in the 1930s, allowing the people to appreciate history through art.

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In addition you will be able to observe three murals that were digitalized for its exhibition: “El corrido de la Revolución Agraria” and “El corrido de la Revolución Proletaria”, of Diego Rivera, of the building of the SEP; “The Portrait of the Bourgeoisie”, by Siqueiros, painted for the Mexican Electricians Union, and Orozco's “The Epic of American Civilization”, which was created at the Darmouth College in Hanover.

The exhibition will stay in Mexico until May 7, and it will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the general admission will cost $ 62 pesos, and free entry for the general public on Sundays.

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