Diego Rivera and the Mexican Mural and Print Revolution


Lecture: Propaganda Gráfica: Printmaking and the Radical Left in Mexico
Held on Sunday, January 7, 2007, 1:30 p.m.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Van Pelt Auditorium, ground floor

Lecturers: James M. Wechsler, Ph.D., independent art historian and curator; and Guadalupe Rivera Marín, Ph.D., founder and board chair of the Diego Rivera Foundation, and daughter of Diego Rivera.

Dr. Wechsler began the program with a lecture entitled “Propaganda Gráfica: Printmaking and the Radical Left in Mexico.” Dr. Wechsler discussed the vital role that printmaking played in advancing the artistic and political concerns of artists such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siquieros who participated in the Mexican revolutionary movement.The event concluded with a conversation with Dr. Guadalupe Rivera Marín, founder of the Diego Rivera Foundation and daughter of the famous Mexican muralist. This program was presented in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the City of Philadelphia, and the Mural Arts Program.

This lecture was co-sponsored by Philagrafika, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the City of Philadelphia, and the Mural Arts Program.

For an overview, please visit http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/special/103.html

Also, visit Philagrafika's Blog to read a posting by Caitlin Perkins after an interview with Dr. James Wechsler.

Image credit: Zapata, 1932 José Diego Maria Rivera, Mexican, Lithograph

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