Mexican Modernism in Context is a bilingual, four-part online course. Each of its sessions will offer Spanish/English interpretation.
An era regarded as a renaissance in Mexican art, Mexican Modernism was shaped by not just the grandeur of politically charged murals by los Tres Grandes or the deeply reflective self-portraits by the now globally-known Frida Kahlo, but a series of women artists who challenged the existing narratives and styles, each forging their own path through representations of country, psyche, culture, and womanhood.
In this course session, explore the diversity of works by María Izquierdo, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Lola Alvarez Bravo, and Frida, of course.
Presented by Tariana Naves-Nieves, Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues, Latin American Art Specialist and former Curator of Latin American Art for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Museo de las Americas, a series of private art collections, and Curatorial Associate for the Denver Art Museum.
- Museum Friends: Please log into your Museum Friends account to access free tickets.
- $65 full course
- $18 individual sessions
- General Public:
- $72 full course
- $20 individual sessions
- Free for students
This course will be presented virtually on Zoom. More information will be sent via email after registration.
The four sessions of this fall 2020 course are:
- November 10: How Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and their Modernist Circle Shaped Mexico’s Artistic Culture
- December 1: Gunther Gerzso: A Set Designer Who Painted
- December 15: Not Just Frida: The Women of Mexican Modernism
- January 5: Chicano/a Muralism of Colorado
- –Whistler to Cassatt: The Making of an Exhibitionwith Timothy J. Standring, Curator Emeritus, Denver Art Museum
- –Impressionism's Summerswith Annette Stott, Professor of Art History at the University of Denver
Thumbnail image: © 2020 Remedios Varo, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid.