October 11, 2016
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.