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Contemporaries Reception and Tour of Vida Americana

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Floor 5

Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron Members

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 demonstrates the impact Mexican artists had on their American counterparts during a period of momentous change. Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920, giving rise to art that directly addressed social justice and national life. Numerous American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—spent extended periods of time in the United States. For American artists, Mexican art became a powerful exemplar as they created their own epic narratives weaving together history, everyday life, and activism.

Each tour lasts approximately fifty minutes and will be led by one of the Museum’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows. A wine reception will be available throughout the event.

Wednesday, February 26
Option 1: 7:45 pm
Option 2: 8:00 pm
Option 3: 8:15 pm

Thursday, April 23
Option 1: 7:45 pm
Option 2: 8:00 pm
Option 3: 8:15 pm

Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.