Explore Denver's Chicano Mural Tradition
Take a look at the past, present, and future of murals in Colorado with the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project (CMCP). Lucha Martinez de Luna, director of CMCP, discusses the mission of the organization, the history of murals in Denver’s La Alma neighborhood, and CMCP’s plans to further protect and promote murals throughout La Alma and the state.
Art and Social Change
Identify the role of murals and artists after the Mexican Revolution as Mexico was building its unified national identity; make connections to the role art plays within other political or social contexts.
Born 1886, Guanajuato, Mexico; died 1957, Mexico City
Mexico Today and Tomorrow (From the Conquest to 1930)
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL).
The Denver Art Museum exhibition is generously supported by John and Sandra Fox, the Birnbaum Social Discourse Project, and Craig Ponzio.
Additional funding is provided by the Aegon Transamerica Foundation, Lisë Gander and Andy Main, Lauren and Geoff Smart, Xcel Energy, the Kristin and Charles Lohmiller Exhibitions Fund, the Fine Arts Foundation, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.
Kids and Family programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, and Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund. Funding is also provided by Tuchman Family Foundation, The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Margulf Foundation, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation – Colorado Fund, Aegon Transamerica Foundation, Lorraine and Harley Higbie, an anonymous donor, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman with support from Bellco Credit Union.