Written by David Tamez on Tuesday February 7, 2012
CITY ARTS CENTER
Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
from the Bank of America Collection
February 14 – May 4, 2012
Celebrating and examining works by artists on both sides of the Mexican and Mexican-American border, this exhibition reveals the social ideas and educational theories taken up by modern Mexican artists at the end of the Mexican Revolution. This unique survey of over 90 works includes paintings, prints and photographs created over the past 80 years.
Featured in this exciting exhibition are works by some of the best-known Mexican artists: Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gunther Gerzso, as well as Mexican-American artists such as Judithe Hernandez, Roberto Juarez and Robert Graham, and American artists who worked in Mexico such as Edward Weston, Paul Strand and Harry Callahan.
Visitors of the Miradas exhibition will have the opportunity to observe the works of many artists who have been attracted to and inspired by Mexico’s ancient civilizations and modern theories alike.
The exhibition is part of Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program and curated by Cesáreo Moreno of the National Museum of Mexican Art in collaboration with Bank of America’s curatorial staff..