PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Artwork depicting the social and political environment of Mexico in the first half of the 20th century will be featured in an upcoming landmark exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The exhibition is called “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism 1910-1950.”
The art is from 70 artists and gathered from museums and private collectors.
There are about 300 works and includes masterpieces from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. There is a large range of images including portable murals paintings, prints and photographs.
It’s an effort between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City where Miguel Fernandez Felix is the Director.
He says the two museums worked together for about four years to make the exhibition happen.
“I think this is the most important is the relation to work together to work equally and work really in the goal to make really a deep reflection about what happened in this great period.”
The show opens to the public on October 25.
The exhibition travels to the Mexico City museum in February.