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Major modern Mexican artists such as José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo continue to win broad acclaim for their murals and paintings, however, less attention has been paid to the wide-ranging impact these artists and their contemporaries had on the world of printmaking. This exhibition examines these vital contributions with 125 prints and posters by 50 Mexican and foreign-born artists.
These works of art emerged in post-Revolution Mexico as the ideal means for disseminating political and social as well as artistic ideas. They were works of art of the people, for the people. The inclusion in this exhibition of works created by foreigners working in Mexico underscores the powerful attraction exerted by Mexican art and culture over several generations of artists and printmakers worldwide.
The exhibition is drawn almost entirely from the collections of the two organizing museums, with prints by Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, and Tamayo being joined by an especially broad range of work by artists affiliated with the Taller de Gráfica Popular, the celebrated print workshop founded in Mexico City in 1937.Download the Teacher Resource >>