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October 11, 2016

New exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art focuses on Mexican modernism

Work by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and others will be on display

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Paint the Revolution Source/Philadelphia Museum of Art

Self-Portrait on the Border Line between Mexico and the United States, 1932 by Frida Kahlo.

On Oct. 25, a new exhibit opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Paint the Revolution" takes a deep look at Mexican modernism, beginning in 1910 at the start of the Mexican Revolution.

The museum states that it is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modernism to be shown in the United States in more than seven decades.

Works by big names like Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo will be on display, along with works by their contemporaries. The collection includes paintings, photographs and prints, as well as digital displays of famous murals.

The work in the exhibit helps tell the story of modern art in Mexico, which was fueled by cultural and political revolution, through 1950.

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950

Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 8
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
(215) 763-8100