José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927–1934
June 01, 2002, through December 15, 2002
This exhibition of more than 120 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, and preparatory studies for murals explores the extensive body of work produced by José Clemente Orozco, one of the leading Mexican artists of the twentieth century, during an extended stay in the United States. Scheduled for presentation at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, the exhibition showcases Orozco's revolutionary artistic vision. During this time, the artist created important murals at Pomona College, Claremont, California, the New School for Social Research, New York, and Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Viewed as a whole, his work from this period sheds light on the artist's complex creative and political development and provides an illuminating case study on the influence of Mexican visual artists in the United States.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Curated by Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, 2000–2004 / Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil, Director
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