Mexican Modernism in Context is a bilingual, four-part online course. Each of its sessions will offer Spanish/English interpretation.
At the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, Chicano/a artists sought to instill a sense of cultural pride in their neighborhoods throughout Colorado. Serving as cultural place makers, artists began to paint murals to define safe spaces in their communities after years of displacement and cultural abasement.
In this fourth and final course session, discover how the Mexican Mural Movement inspired young activists/artists to use murals to describe with bold, vibrant imagery their sense of identity, family, and community. Discover the distinct Chicano/a mural aesthetic that developed to describe complex narratives to symbolize their heritage and ancestral roots in Colorado.
Presented by Lucha Martínez de Luna, Director of Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project, Curator of Latino Heritage at History Colorado, and Director of the O’na Tök Archaeological Project, Chiapas, Mexico.
- 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
Thumbnail image: Emanuel Martinez, La Alma, 1978. Mural at La Alma Recreation Center, Lincoln Park. Photo by Casey A. Cass.