The Epic of American Civilization: Modern Migration of the Spirit (Panel 18)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949




Overall: 127 1/2 × 126 1/4 in. (323.9 × 320.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College



North America, Mexico


20th century

Object Name




On view


Signed, east wall (Panel 11): J. C. Orozco / Febrero 13, 1934

Course History

Manton Foundation Annual Orozco Lecture: Jose Clemente Orozco and the Epic of ‘Greater America‘, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Public Art, Reserve Corridor, Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1934.

Publication History

Wolfgang Baur, Welt und Umwelt der Bibel - Redaktion, Christis in der Kunst der Neuzeit, Stuttgart, Germany: Belser Verlag, s.o., 4/ 2000, ill. p. 80.

William H. Forbes, The Makers of Mexico, Worldwise, Hanover, N.H.: South-North News Service

Vivette Porges, Joshua Simon and Robert Sullivan, Who Do You Say That I Am?: Reflections on Jesus in Our World Today, New York: Macmillan, 1996, ill. p. 33

Variuos authors, Jesus: 2000 Years of Faith, Lucerne; Freiburg: Herder Verlag, October 1999, 240 pp., ill. p. 196.

Roger E. Wiehe and Zaitchik, Human Values: Perspectives on Six Themes, Madison: William C. Brown Co. Publishers, 1992

Robert Elinor, Buddha and Christ: Images of Wholeness, 1st. ed., Trumbull, Connecticut: Weatherhill, Inc., 2000, ill. p. 177.

Robert Atkins, Art Spoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944, New York: Abbeville Press, 1993, ill. p. 138.

Pictures of Dartmouth. Editors Bradley and Grantham, Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England

Peggy Rosenthal, The Poets ~ Jesus: How He Figures After 2000 Years, New York: Oxford University Press, March 2000

Page Smith, Killing the Spirit: Higher Education in America , New York: Viking, Published by the Penguin Group, 1990, Cover

Nichola Tucker, The Epic of American Civilization as Performative Epic: Student Viewers as Heroes and the Re-Enactment of History, The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 97-110, ill. p. 101, fig. 4.

Mike Venezia, Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Jackson Pollock, Chicago: Children's Press, 1994, p.23.

Master Works of Mexican Art in the World, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute Matias Romero for Diplomatic Studies, 1993

Mary K. Coffey, Sharon Lorenzo, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Stephen Polcari, Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p.52, page xiv, figure 8.

Marjorie L. Harth, Jose Clemente Orozco: Prometheus, Pomona, California: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001, pp. 39-45, ill. p. 43, fig. 27.

Margit Kern, Transkulturelle Imaginationen des Opfers in der Fruhen Neuzeit, Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, Neue Grunstrabe 17, 468 pp., ill. p. 339.

Marek Bartelik, The Life and Art of Adja Yunkers: To Invent a Garden, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 2000, 140 p.

Liz Dawtrey, Tobey Jackson, Mary Masterton, Pam Meecham, Paul Wood, eds., Investigating Modern Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, The Arts Council of England and the Tate Gallery, 1996, ill. p. 122

Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel, Jackson Pollock, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1998, pp. 26-27, figs. 11 + 12.

Katharine Baetjer, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Nan Rosenthal, The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, ill. p. 81

Jose Clemente Orozco: Pintura y verdad, Jalisco, Mexico: Instituto Cultural Cabanas, 2010, pp.166-181, ill. p.177.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 155, ill. plate no. 86.

Jeanne Siegel, Painting After Pollock: Structures of Influence, Singapore: Overseas Publishers Association, The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, 1999, ill. p. 162

Jaroslav Pelikan, The Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997, ill. p. 230

Images of the American Experience, A Multicultural Art Perspective for Grades 7 & 8, Brooklyn: New York City Board of Eduction, 1992

H. H. Arnason.-4th ed./Marla Prather, revising author, History of Modern Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998, p. 430, ill. p. 430.

Frederick Hartt, Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993

Elizabeth L. Langhorne, Jackson Pollock: Kunst als Sinnsuche: Abstraktion, All-Over, Action Pai


Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1932.

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