With more than 200 works by sixty Mexican and U.S. artists, Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 reorients art history, revealing the transformative impact that the leading Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others—had on the course of American art. From Jackson Pollock to Jacob Lawrence to Marion Greenwood, artists in the United States were inspired to combine elements of national history and everyday life to create epic narratives of strength and endurance.
Narrated by Cheech Marin and featuring interviews with curators Barbara Haskell and Marcela Guerrero, as well as artists Aliza Nisenbaum and Derek Fordjour.
A 30-second online art project:
Kristin Lucas, Speculative Habitat for Sponsored Seabirds