The Mexican Revolution in Prints and Paintings

September 9 - December 23, 2008
Ripin Print Gallery

Post-revolutionary prints and paintings by the Mexican Muralists - José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Siqueiros - and their contemporaries are spotlighted in this teaching exhibition. Powerful evocations of indigenous laborers, native landscapes, and human suffering alternately glorify and problematize Mexico's monumental social and political upheavel which began in 1910. Students in History 361, "The Mexican Revolution: Birth, Life, Death," will use these works as primary materials when exploring the continually evolving interpretations of the Revolution and its ultimate meaning.

Organized by Colette Crossman, AMAM Curator of Academic Programs, and Steve Volk, Professor of History

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886 – 1957)
Emiliano Zapata, 1932
16 5/16 x 13 3/16 in. (414 x 335 mm)
Gift of Leona Prasse from the Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection
in honor of Ellen H. Johnson