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Mexican Muralism and its American Impact

Panel Discussion with Q&A

The American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 155th Street
Friday, January 28, 10 am

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A panel discussion led by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund. Panelists include:

Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA

Leon Tovar, Principal, Leon Tovar Gallery, NYC, ADAA Memeber

Dr. Orlando Hernández-Ying, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Curatorial Research Fellow for the Hubert & Mireille Goldschmidt Works on Paper Fellowship, Hispanic Society Museum & Library

With remarks from: Dr. Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator, Paintings, Drawings, and Metalworks, Hispanic Society Museum & Library
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War dominated the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe. New political ideologies -- socialism and communism, also added tensions. Art responded by turning its focus onto the common man and woman in natural and urban environments.

The Americas were impacted as well with cries for change. In Mexico, a ten-year revolution offered an opportunity for Mexico to acknowledge its pre-Hispanic past with a new blended population. Art became the medium to spark emotions and share with pride epic tales of how this blended world was to take shape.

The Mexican Muralism Movement embraced European traditions of drawing and frescoes with social realism and new aesthetics that swept into North America. Our panel will discuss these impacts and the artists whose mark still moves us today.

Press Release: Mexican Muralism Panel 2022

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Behind the Scenes at the Hispanic Society

Savona Bailey-McClain of the West Harlem Art Fund joins Dr. Orlando Hernández-Ying, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Curatorial Research Fellow for the Hubert & Mireille Goldschmidt Works on Paper Fellowship, Hispanic Society Museum & Library and Dr. Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator, Paintings, Drawings, and Metalworks, Hispanic Society Museum & Library to view the recently acquired José Clemente Orozco drawings, gift of Michael and Salma Wornick, to the Hispanic Society.

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This event is organized in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund and the Hispanic Society Museum & Library