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Slideshow: A Vast Exhibit Of Mexican Art Has Come To Houston

The exhibit is being called the most comprehensive collection of modern Mexican art to be seen in the U.S. in over 70 years.

The exhibit “Paint the Revolution,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) looks at how Mexican artists worked within the modernist movement of the 1910s through the 1950s.

Mari Carmen Ramírez, MFAH’s Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, helped bring together over 200 works, including paintings, sculptures, and photography by prominent artists of the era.

“Artists featured in the exhibition are ‘Los Tres Grandes,’ or ‘The Three Great’ ones: Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco,” Ramírez says. “As well as the very famous Frida Kahlo.”

According to Ramírez, the works represent a golden period of Mexican art — that impacted the social and political scenes of its time.

“This era of Mexican art provides the basis for what Mexico is today,” Ramírez says. “Everything we understand about Mexico today was really forged during the revolutionary period in the first half of the century.”

The exhibition is open now through October 1st. 

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Tomeka Weatherspoon

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Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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