Modern and Contemporary Art
José Diego María Rivera, Mexican, 1886 - 1957
* Great Stair Hall, first floor
1943-46-2Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cameron Morris, 1943
LabelThis panel illustrates the operation of a sugar plantation in the southern state of Morelos, Mexico, during the Spanish colonial period. In creating the scene, Rivera adapted an image he had formerly made for a mural cycle at the Palace of Cortez in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Sugar Cane was specifically commissioned for the Museum of Modern Art's Diego Rivera exhibition of 1931.
* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.