Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Llevando la Cultura: Conflicting Narratives in Mexican Art

Wednesday, January 10 –
Sunday, February 11, 2018

David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University. 64 College Street, Providence, RI 02912

The struggle to define what it means to be Mexican in an era of rapid change and instability profoundly affected Mexican art in the twentieth century. Drawn from the Bell Gallery collection—and including works by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Salvador Lutteroth, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Leopoldo Méndez, Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, Mariana Yampolsky, and Francisco Zúñiga—the exhibition raises questions about who is allowed, capable, or obligated to create culture. Who has the right to speak for Mexico?

Curated by Rica Maestas

Image: Graciela Iturbide, Mujer Ángel (Angel Woman), 1979. Gelatin silver print.

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