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Mexican Collections in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a distinguished group of paintings, prints, and drawings by Mexican Modernist artists. The permanent collection includes important paintings such as Man and Woman by Rufino Tamayo, War by David Alfaro Siqueiros, The White Shirt by Guillermo Meza and two portable frescoes—Liberation of the Peon and Sugar Cane—by Diego Rivera. The Museum's significant number of works from the colonial and pre-colonial period is largely derived from three sources: the Robert H. Lamborn Collection of colonial painting given in 1903, the Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection of over 170 pre-Columbian sculptures and retablos from Mexico, and the group of seventeenth-century ceramics from Puebla de los Angeles collected by Edwin AtLee Barber during the first decade of the twentieth century.

Discover more in Fragile Demon: Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935–1950, the first exhibition of its kind in a major museum in the United States.
 

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