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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950


BY Alex Wang [ July 20, 2017 at 21:31:05 ]

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has organized a lineup of family activities, tours, and more, for the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, on view now through Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mexican Modernism features some 175 works charting the development of Modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. For more information and additional programs, visit www.mfah.org/revolution.

Family Activities, Tours, and More

Tours and More Exclusive Tour

Explore the works on view in the Mexican Modernism exhibition during a tour led by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, MFAH, and organizing curator of the Houston presentation of the exhibition. Tickets are $65 and $55 for members.

Print-Making Workshop: Inspired by Mexican Modernism
Farish Education Room / Audrey Jones Beck Buildling
Saturday, August 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a presentation focusing on the various prints, printmakers,
and printmaking processes represented in Mexican Modernism. After the presentation concludes, Elena Lopez- Poirot, Glassell Junior School of Art printmaking instructor, will lead an art-making workshop and attendees can create their own prints inspired by the exhibition. Tickets are $35 and $30 for members.

Lecture: Mexican Muralism in the United States in the Early 1930s: The Social, the Real, and The Modern Brown Auditorium / Caroline Wiess Law Building
Tuesday, August 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Anna Indych-López, associate professor of 20th Century Latin American Art at The City College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, speaks about Mexico in the 1920s and 30s, as both an ancient wellspring of culture and a source of sensational new artistic developments. The development of a strong support network and market for their art drew prominent Mexican painters northward, where they produced remarkable work replete with the imagery of both countries. Tickets are $10 and $5 for members.

Muralism Then and Now

Brown Auditorium / Caroline Wiess Law Building
Thursday, September 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy a presentation about the mural painting traditions in Mexico, highlighting works by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozxo, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Following the presentation, there will be an open dialogue between Museum staff and a Houston mural artist, connecting themes and ideas central to the exhibition to goals and motivations behind local artists’ contemporary works. Tickets are $20 and $15 for members and include access to the exhibition.

Exclusive Tour
Upper Brown Galleries / Caroline Wiess Law Building Monday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Upper Brown Galleries / Caroline Wiess Law Building
 Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Explore the works on view in the Mexican Modernism exhibition during a tour led by Rachel Mohl, Assistant Curator of Latin American Art, MFAH. Tickets are $65 and $55 for members.

Dance the Revolution

Brown Auditorium / Caroline Wiess Law Building
Thursday, September 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special dance performance inspired by Mexican Modernism. The MFAH, METdance, and choreographer Mario Zambrano, present a new work of contemporary dance performed by dancers from METdance. Following the performance, the dancers will be stationed as moving sculptures amidst the exhibition artworks on view. Tickets are $25 and $20 for members and include access to the exhibition.

Family Programs

Sunday Family Studio: Crafting a Visual Language: Moving Beyond the Canvas
Farish Classroom / Audrey Jones Beck Building
Sundays, September 3 and 17, at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Families can enjoy time in the art studio creating pieces inspired by the modern works on view in Mexican Modernism. Registration is required. Adults and infants are free with general admission. There is an $8 materials fee to nonmembers and a $6 fee for members.

Sunday Family Zone: Tracing the Revolution: Discovering the Transformative Nature of Art Gallery 200 / Caroline Wiess Law Building

Sundays, September 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Families are invited to learn about the art on display in Mexican Modernism. Drop into the galleries and enjoy a variety of games, activities, looking guides, and books. Each Sunday offers two storybook circles: one at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m. Free with general Museum admission. MFAH members and children ages 12 & under always receive free admission.

MFAH Playdate: People + Art
Audrey Jones Beck Building
Tuesday, September 5, at 10:45 a.m.
Children up to 35 months old are invited to enjoy a multi-sensory experience in the galleries. Families sing songs, listen to storybooks, and participate in fun games and activities, all while being introduced to ideas and themes found in art, such as color, size, and texture. Free with general admission. MFAH members and ages 12 & younger always receive free general admission.

Family Storybook Circle: Painting the People
Upper Brown Galleries / Caroline Wiess Law Building
Tuesday, September 5, at 11:30 a.m.
Join in a lively storybook adventure exploring the captivating use of human figures on view in Mexican Modernism. Free with general admission.

Little Artists: Discovering Painting Surfaces!
Farish Classroom / Audrey Jones Beck Building
Friday, September 1, and Saturday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Children, ages 3 to 5, are invited to experiment with various painting mediums and surfaces used by modern Mexican artists. This program includes a storybook circle, multi-sensory play, a tour of the galleries with a Museum educator, and an art-making project in the studio. Admission is $8 per child and $6 per child for members. Adults can attend for free with general admission.

Our Youngest Artists: Play with Prints!
Farish Classroom / Audrey Jones Beck Building
Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Babies and toddlers up to 35 months old are invited to discover and create art using washable, nontoxic materials. Participants are encouraged to touch and explore new materials in the studio, constructing their own creations inspired by the work on view in the exhibition Mexican Modernism. Admission is $8 per child and $6 per child for members. Adults can attend for free with general admission.

Organizational and Funding Credit
This exhibition was originated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. The presentation in Houston was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Bank of America is the National Sponsor of Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950.

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In Houston, the exhibition is also supported by: H-E-B
Ignacio and Maria Isabel

Torras
José Luis Barragán
The Honorable Oscar Rodriguez Cabrera Consul General of Mexico
Celina Hellmund, Nina and Léon Brener-Hellmund Mr. and Mrs. Greg Curran
Stephen and Johanna Donson
Linda and George Kelly
Trini and O.C. Mendenhall Foundation (Trini, Jan, and Oniel Mendenhall) Cathy and Alex López Negrete
Ms. Silvia Salle
Daniela and Manolo Sánchez
Federica Simón de Andina

**The accompanying catalogue in English and Spanish is made possible by the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation. The English language edition is additionally supported by the Davenport Family Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Scholarly Publications at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.**

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.

Antonio Ruiz, Bicycle Race, 1938, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the Nebinger Fund. © Luisa Barrios

Media Contact
Sarah Hobson, publicist 713.800.5345 / shobson@mfah.org



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