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School Tours | The Orozco Mural

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Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor Neely McNulty teaching an Images class in the Orozco Room. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor Neely McNulty teaching an Images class in the Orozco Room. Photo by Tom McNeill.

An Images class on a tour of Orozco's mural cycle Epic of American Civilization. Photo by Tom McNeill.

An Images class on a tour of Orozco's mural cycle Epic of American Civilization. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Images students create their own frescos in response to Orozco's mural cycle after a tour with Neely McNulty, Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Images students create their own frescos in response to Orozco's mural cycle after a tour with Neely McNulty, Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor. Photo by Tom McNeill.

José Clemente Orozco, one of the three most famous Mexican muralists, came to Dartmouth in the early 1930s and painted the fresco cycle The Epic of American Civilization in Baker Library. In this mural, Orozco depicted his interpretation of the history of the Americas, from ancient Aztec culture through the arrival of Cortéz and into the early 20th century. Tours of this dynamic work addresses issues of class, cultural conflict, education, religion, and power.

This tour is recommended for students in grades six and above.

 

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