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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

PRES 689 The Art and Culture of Mexico: Modernism

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course is organized around the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican Modernism to be seen in the United States in more than seven decades. PAINT THE REVOLUTION: MEXICAN MODERNISM, 1910-1050. Appearing at the Philadephia Museum of Art, the exhibit will highlight masterpieces by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueriros-known as TRES GRANDES (The Greats) of Mexican mural painting. Their work will be seen in the illuminating context of a vibrant, complex Mexican art world, embodied by the achievements of many reknowed figure such as Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, and many of their contemporaries. A range of images will provide source material for study: paintings, prints, photographs, books, broadsheets and folk art objects. Students will acquire a broad, historical and social perspective of of Mexico’s cultural identity through the presentations, workshops and discussions offered in through this distinctive educational experience.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.