Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 Family Activities, Tours, and More

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/19/2017, 8:49 a.m.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has organized a lineup of family activities, tours, and more, for the exhibition Paint ...
“Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has organized a lineup of family activities, tours, and more, for the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, on view now through Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mexican Modernism features some 175 works charting the development of Modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. For more information and additional programs, visit www.mfah.org/revolution.

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 charts the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. Featuring some 175 works—including prints, photographs, books, newspapers, easel paintings, large-scale portable murals, and mural fragments—Paint the Revolution is unprecedented for its breadth and variety.

The most comprehensive exhibition of modern Mexican art displayed in the United States in more than seven decades, Paint the Revolution presents masterpieces by well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. Also on display are works by many of their important contemporaries, including Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo). Three historical murals by los tres grandes (“the three great ones”)—Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros—are digitally re-created and projected in the galleries. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to see the emergence of Mexico as a center of modern art.

Publication

The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

► Exhibition Admission

Tickets include access to the Museum’s art collections. Combo packs are also available! Save when you purchase tickets to this exhibition, along with “Ron Mueck” and/or “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish.”

Family Art Workshop at Rienzi “Furniture Design: Pull up a Chair”

Thursday, July 20, 2017: 10 a.m.–Noon

Tickets

• $15 per child for MFAH members

• $18 per child for nonmembers

Adults can attend for free with general Rienzi admission.

Get tickets below, or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Families can design their own piece of furniture after learning more about Rienzi’s collection on a short focus tour! For ages 6 to 12.

Highlights of the MFAH

Thursday, July 20, 2017: 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum. Even if this is your first visit, our highlights tours are a wonderful way to get to know the MFAH.

Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create!

Thursday, July 20, 2017: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

From ceramics and fiber to paint and metalwork, families are invited to experiment and create with materials found in works throughout the Museum this summer! Embark on artistic adventures with games, toys, and storybooks in the galleries. Drop by the sketch cart to sharpen observation skills and try your hand at the different techniques artists use to create drawings. In the studio, try out a different material each week and test your creativity inspired by what you discovered in the galleries. Recommended for ages 3–12.