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[exhibit] Mexico in San Francisco @ Mexican Museum // SF

[exhibit] Mexico in San Francisco @ Mexican Museum // SF

This exhibition is comprised of 42 diverse works on paper by fifteen artists from ten San Francisco Bay Area collections that are executed in a variety of mediums.

  • Above image by Miguel Covarrubias is titled Portrait of Rosa Rolanda.

The artists! 

It includes art by several Mexican-born masters who played a central role in creating and defining modernist Mexican art, including Diego Rivera (1886-1957), José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), Alfredo Ramos Martínez (1872-1946), Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991), and Leopoldo Méndez (1902-1969). It also features several stellar expatriate artists: the Guatemalan native Carlos Mérida (1891-1985), the English born Surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), and the Spanish born Surrealist Remedios Varo (1908-1963).

Mexico in San Francisco from Bay Area Private Collections also includes many works by José Luis Cuevas (1934-2017), who was a central figure in the “break” (ruptura) with the “Mexican School” that was dominated by the Mexican Muralists. The exhibition also includes artists as varied as the idiosyncratic and phenomenally talented Francisco Toledo (b. 1940), and the tragically short-lived Alejandro Santiago (1964-2013), who like Toledo, hailed from Oaxaca.


Visit the museum this month to view our current exhibition for Mexican masters entitled, Mexico in San Francisco: Works on paper from Diego Rivera to Alejandro Santiago. 

The show features original works on paper by Mexico’s most celebrated artists, including:

  • Diego Rivera
  • José Clemente Orozco
  • Rufino Tamayo
  • Rosa Rolanda
  • José Luis Cuevas
  • Francisco Toledo
  • Leonora Carrington
  • Remedios Varro
  • Miguel Covarrubias

Many of the works are from private collections in the Bay Area and are rarely showcased to the public.

Entry is free


Thursday – Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Monday – Wednesday: closed

Show ends December 8th, 2017


Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard – Building D
San Francisco, CA 94123


December 01 2017


Start: 12/01/2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: 12/08/2017 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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