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Los Tres Grandes / Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists in America

arts & culture
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Friday, May 7 12:00PM - 1:30PM PDT


David Grady, long time guide from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will discuss the great Mexican Muralists, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Before World War II, these larger than life artists made significant contributions to art not only in their homeland, but also in the United States. Coming to America as invited guests, the murals they painted, their techniques, and personalities had an impact on the art and artists of the time. Mr. Grady's presentation reorients art history by revealing the profound impact the Mexican muralists had on their counterparts in the United States. The Tres Grandes inspired American artists both to create epic narratives about American history and everyday life and to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices. Their influence is still being realized today.
It's a new refreshing and eye opening take on art in the 20th Century.

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