México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

March 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017
| Chilton I Gallery
Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas), 1939, oil on canvas, Mexico, INBA, collection Museo de Arte Moderno © 2017 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkJosé Clemente Orozco, The “Soldaderas” (Las soldaderas), 1926, oil on canvas, Mexico, INBA, collection Museo de Arte Moderno © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City; Diego Rivera, Juchitán River (Río Juchitán), 1953–1955, oil on canvas on wood, Mexico, INBA, Museo Nacional de Arte  © 2017 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkDiego Rivera, Juchitán River (Río Juchitán), 1953–1955, oil on canvas on wood, Mexico, INBA, Museo Nacional de Arte  © 2017 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkLuis Ortiz Monasterio, The Wounded Soldier (El soldado herido), 1932, bronze, Private CollectionManuel Álvarez Bravo, The Washerwomen Implied (Las lavanderas sobreentendidas), 1932, gelatin silver plate, Acervo Museo de Arte Moderno/INBA © Courtesy of El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Y Literatura, 2017

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This major exhibition exploring 50 years of Mexican modern art makes its first and only stop in the US at the Dallas Museum of Art following its successful presentation at the Grand Palais, Paris. Organized in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde highlights new narratives in Mexico’s modern art history. This sweeping survey, the result of a combined cultural endeavor between Mexico and France, features almost 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and films that document the country’s artistic Renaissance during the first half of the 20th century. The traveling exhibition showcases the work of titans of Mexican Modernism alongside that of lesser-known pioneers, including a number of rarely seen works by female artists, to reveal the history and development of modern Mexico and its cultural identity. México 1900–1950 showcases how Mexican 20th-century art is both directly linked to the international avant-garde and distinguished by an incredible singularity. The exhibition features work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Ángel Zárraga, Tina Modotti, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others.

México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde requires a $16 special exhibition ticket. 

With the popularity of the exhibition, there may be up to two hour lines during peak visiting hours. The DMA will stop special exhibition ticket purchases on-site when the exhibition capacity has been reached for the day. Online tickets purchased for that day will be honored. 

México 1900-1950. Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco y las vanguardias

Esta magna exposición, que explora 50 años de arte moderno mexicano, hará su primera y única parada en Estados Unidos en el Dallas Museum of Art después de su exitosa presentación en el Grand Palais de París. Organizada en conjunto con la Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900-1950. Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco y las vanguardias destaca nuevas narrativas en la historia del arte moderno en México. Esta extraordinaria muestra panorámica es el resultado de una iniciativa cultural entre México y Francia y presenta aproximadamente 200 obras de pintura, escultura, fotografía, dibujos y cinematografía que documentan el renacimiento artístico del país durante la primera mitad del siglo xx. La muestra itinerante destaca la obra de los titanes del Modernismo mexicano con otros pioneros menos conocidos, incluyendo la obra de mujeres artistas que en raras ocasiones ha sido exhibida, con el fin de dar a conocer la historia y desarrollo del México moderno y su identidad cultural.México 1900-1950 presenta la manera en que el arte mexicano del siglo xx se vincula con las vanguardias internacionales, distinguiéndose al mismo tiempo por su increíble singularidad. La exposición muestra obra de Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Ángel Zárraga, Tina Modotti y David Alfaro Siqueiros, entre otros.

La entrada a la exposición México 1900-1950 requiere un boleto especial, con un costo de US$16 para adultos. 

Con la popularidad de la exposición, puede haber hasta dos horas de espera durante las horas más ocupadas . El DMA detendrá la compra de boletos para la exhibición cuando se alcance la capacidad de exhibición para el día. Los boletos comprados en línea para una fecha específica serán honradas.

 

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Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.

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DMA Family Day: Presented by Texas Christian University

Sunday, April 30, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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First Tuesday

Tuesday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Join in our family fiesta inspired by the México 1900–1950 exhibition and enjoy art-making activities, story time, family tours, and more in this fun-filled day designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.

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DMA Family Day: Presented by Bank of America

Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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Sandra Cisneros

Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning author Sandra Cisneros, perhaps best known for her novel The House on Mango Street, will discuss her most recent book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. 

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DMA Family Day: Presented by Bank of America

Sunday, May 14, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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Late Night Talk: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and author Susana Martínez Vidal will speak about her book Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, which examines the artist’s carefully curated image and the enduring legacy of her aesthetic. Vidal poses the question, "What does Frida Kahlo continue to teach us about fashion, art, and life?"

 

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Late Night Talk en español: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Viernes, 19 de mayo, 9:00 p.m.

La periodista y autora Susana Martínez Vidal hablará de su libro Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, que examina la imagen cuidadosamente establecida de la artista y el legado de su estética. Vidal plantea la pregunta: "¿Qué nos enseña Frida Kahlo sobre la moda, el arte y la vida?"

 

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Late Night Film: Frida

Friday, May 19, 9:30 p.m.

This biopic tracks thirty years of Frida Kahlo’s life, from young girl to art icon, including her development as an artist and a private life fraught with struggle. 

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Exhibition Talk: Women Mexican Modernists and Their Legacy

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.

Anna Katherine Brodbeck, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will lead a conversation with a museum director, an art historian, and an artist about the women of the Mexican School and their influence on contemporary artists working today.

 

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Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.

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Teen Workshop: Revolutionary Prints

Saturday, June 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Artists in post-revolutionary Mexico used their work to define a new cultural identity for their country. Some artists used printmaking as a quick and expressive way to spread their message to many different people. Learn more about their activism in México 1900–1950 and create a print that sends a message about a cause important to you.

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Off the Wall

Second Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Off the Wall takes an unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist.  Join us on May 11 to take a closer look at Batik textiles, Indonesian culture and the 80s classic, The Karate Kid. 

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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: Distinto Amanecer

Sunday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.

Ignacio, Julieta, and Octavio were friends in college, united by their activism and idealism. Years later, they have drifted apart and we find Ignacio and Julieta unhappily married. Octavio, now an operative who has exposed corruption in the government, returns to town on the run from assassins trying to keep him quiet. Julieta and Octavio rekindle an old romance over the course of a single dangerous evening, leaving Julieta with a difficult choice.

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Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 2

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Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: Enamorada

Sunday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.

Set during the Mexican Revolution, Enamorada tells the story of a guerrilla general who takes control of a town near Mexico City only to fall in love with the daughter of one of the town’s richest citizens. 

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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: La Perla

Sunday, June 4, 2:30 p.m.

A diver named Quino finds a valuable pearl at the bottom of the ocean that brings him and his family sudden wealth. But while the pearl promises a life of ease and luxury, it only brings a string of misfortunes. 

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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: Salón México

Sunday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.

Salón México combines film noir and melodrama in a story about a young woman, Mercedes, who dances in a popular cabaret to pay for her sister's education. But her life at Salón México is fraught with struggle and danger. 

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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: Aventurera

Sunday, July 9, 11:30 a.m.

Arguably one of the most popular films of this era, Aventurera combines campy dance numbers with thriller and film noir elements. The main charater, a young woman named Elena, struggles to escape her life as a cabaret dancer and get back at the people who have hurt her. 

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Late Night Film: María Candelaria

Friday, May 19, 10:15 p.m.

One of the most beloved and acclaimed films of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, María Candelaria tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between two young indigenous people, María and Lorenzo.

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DMA Family Day: The M.O.B. Family Foundation

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Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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DMA Family Day: Presented by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

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Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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