Guadalupe Rivera y Marin – daughter of the famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera – will be speaking for 2 days in Bay Area!
- see 2 events below.
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Ph.D., the daughter of Diego Rivera, will dissect her father’s impact on the culture, politics, and society of post-revolutionary Mexico. Recalling the Mexico of her father, she will examine his interaction with the world around him.
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Ph.D., is a lawyer, former legislator and ambassador to the United Nations, and Diego Rivera Foundation Chair and Director.
1. Students at Esperanza Academy on Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium, 10315 ‘E’ Street.
The visit is especially meaningful as the students just finished studying Diego Rivera and his art. Esperanza Academy is predominantly Latino. (the visit is made possible through a unique partnership between The Mexican Museum and Oakland Public Schools).
2. Ms. Rivera y Marin will also speak at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel. 2680 Bancroft Way. The public is welcome to attend.
The Mexican Museum and Guadalupe Rivera y Marín Bring Art to the Classroom through Unique Partnership with Oakland Public School and UC Berkeley
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Daughter of Renowned Artist Diego Rivera, will speak at Oakland Unified School District’s Esperanza Academy and UC Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies
As part of its educational programming to bring art to local schools, The Mexican Museum has partnered with Esperanza Academy in Oakland to support its Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) program for students in grades K-5. The program allows students to explore world art with an emphasis on Mexican and Latino art.
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Ph.D. will be giving a talk to Esperanza Academy students. The daughter of famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Guadalupe is a long-time supporter of the Mexican Museum and serves as Honorary Trustee and Co-Chairs the Arts & Letters Council. She is also a lawyer, former legislator and ambassador to the United Nations, and Diego Rivera Foundation Chair and Director. Rivera y Marín will be in town the week of November 2 to discuss educational programming utilizing the Museum’s artifacts as a resource. The Mexican Museum provides resources for curriculum development related to Latino arts as well as access to its permanent art collection database.
Ms. Rivera y Marín’s talk will be today, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m., in the auditorium at Esperanza Elementary a K-5, a dual language public school, located at 10315 E Street in Oakland (X street103), part of the Oakland Unified School District.
“The presentation will be especially meaningful as the students just finished studying Diego Rivera’s art,” said Sandra Brod, Esperanza Academy facilitator for the Visual Thinking Strategies program. “Students are engaged in observing and practicing art at least twice per month in each classroom. Rivera y Marín will do a reading from her book Mi papá Diego y yo (My dad Diego and I) which details the culture of México, her dad’s art and traditions that she remembers as a young girl in Mexico.”
VTS uses art as a discussion topic to enable students to use existing visual and cognitive skills to develop confidence and experience. Educators use the power of visual arts to guide students in inspiring conversations. Every student’s perspective is valued and builds deeper engagement and thinking by allowing all students to actively participate.
In addition to Esperanza Academy, Ms. Rivera y Marin will also be speaking at UC Berkeley’s, Center for Latin American Studies, on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., in the Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way. Her talk will focus on her father’s impact on the culture, politics, and society of post-revolutionary Mexico. Recalling the Mexico of her father, she will examine his interaction with the world around him. The talk is open to the public.
About The Mexican Museum: Founded by the well-known San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center. It is the realization of his vision to present the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum’s vision has expanded to include the full scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience – including the arts, history and heritage of their respective cultures
In 2012, The Mexican Museum became an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. The Museum joins over 200 organizations in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Panama that are in association with the Smithsonian. The Mexican Museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 16,500 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Mexican-American, Latin American, Latino, and Chicano art.
The Mexican Museum is open Thursday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at the Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. Admission is FREE. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures, and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.
The Mexican Museum is currently preparing for the construction of its permanent home, which is expected to open in 2019. People are encouraged to support The Mexican Museum by becoming new members, or by joining the Builder’s Society online or by mailing a check to: The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, San Francisco, CA 94123. For more information on the Builder’s Society, please contact Adriana Lopez at (415) 202-9700.
About Esperanza Academy: Esperanza Elementary School is a K-5 dual language Spanish immersion school within the Oakland Unified School District (www.ousd.org). Esperanza’s instruction focuses on the Common core state standards and provides students with a rich academic experience. Instruction includes a robust system for learning English and Spanish, a unique approach to integrating subject matter content through thematic teaching, and an emphasis on preparing students for successful futures.
VISION Students engage in rigorous, high quality, biliterate academics which prepare them for college and career. Esperanza students and families take responsibility for their learning which allows them to be academically strong in two languages. With a growth mindset, they are unique individuals, who critically think and are determined to succeed. Students show respect for themselves, others and the environment.
MISSION Through PLC’s teacher are able to plan for mindful and purposeful instruction. Teachers collaborate to implement rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students. Teachers engage in peer observations to receive and give constructive feedback. Teachers use data to drive instruction and make clear plans for corrective instruction. We engage the family and community in quarterly meetings to review growth and set goals.
About the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley: The Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) that promotes research and public understanding of Latin American culture and politics in the United States. Over 100 Berkeley faculty members who do research on Latin America are affiliated with CLAS as well as a vibrant group of graduate and undergraduate students. CLAS has established a unique community across Latin America of scholars, artists, writers, public intellectuals, journalists, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. For more information, please visit: http://clas.berkeley.edu/