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Power to the People: Mexican Prints From the Great Way to the Cold War

Rivera - The Fruits of Labor.jpg
  • Art & Museum Exhibits

Power to the People: Mexican Prints From the Great Way to the Cold War

"Power to the People: Mexican Prints from the Great War to the Cold War" explores the political and social conditions of early-20th century Mexico and the dynamic, groundbreaking art that emerged from the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). This period of war and dramatic social upheaval witnessed a flowering of artistic production, particularly in printmaking and graphic arts.
Mexico’s long printmaking tradition dates to the late 1500s. Artists such as José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—icons of Mexican modernism—drew on those traditions and everyday imagery to create new messages of social justice meant to appeal directly to the working classes in the Mexican provinces.
"Power to the People" is guest-curated by Cori Sherman North and Bill North.
Image: Diego Rivera, "The Fruits of Labor," 1932. Lithograph, 16 1⁄4 x 11 5⁄8 inches. Collection of James and Virginia Moffett, Kansas City

Wichita Art Museum
$5-$10
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through Dec 31, 2022.

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Wichita Art Museum
316.268.4921
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Wichita Art Museum
1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203
316-268-4921