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Mexican art show to open for free at Anaheim's Muzeo

August 16, 2010 |  5:38 pm

ChaviraJavierElGuerreroNatlMusMexArt The early birds will get the freebies when Muzeo in Anaheim opens its next show, a touring exhibition of 130 works by Mexican artists and Americans who worked in Mexico.

"Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art from the Bank of America Collection" runs Sept. 10 to Jan. 9, 2011. The first three days, Sept. 10-12, will be free. After that it costs $13 for adults, $9 for children.

The survey show includes works by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Edward Weston and Javier Chavira, whose "El Guerrero (The Warrior)" is pictured. The curator is Cesáreo Moreno, visual arts director of Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art, in collaboration with Bank of America's curatorial staff. It was first seen last year at the Chicago museum, and will move on to the Museo Alameda in San Antonio after the Anaheim showing.

"Miradas" is one of more than a dozen exhibitions that Bank of America has culled from its collections and put on the road this year and next. "Transcending Vision: American Impressionism, 1870-1940" is scheduled to open May 25, 2011, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and "Portraits" is on tap starting in May, 2011, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

-- Mike Boehm

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Photo: "El Guerrero (The Warrior)," by Javier Chavira, acrylic and crayon on paper. Credit: National Museum of Mexican Art.

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Thank you for this info, L.A. Times.

Siqueiros, Orozco, and Rivera (not mentioned here) are hugely important to the re-introduction of our Antiquity-Heritage-Pride. They might be looked at later in history as originators of an "Indigenous Renaissance" that transformed the continent (albeit, slowly).

As someone from Sacramento now living in Los Angeles, I have always loved The Crocker Museum and it's staff. For years, they have been willing to showcase Mexican and Chicano art exhibits, when they certainly did not have to.

The Crocker Museum people are beautiful people, an oasis surrounded by racism and corruption.

I'm going to this exhibit in Anaheim!


intensely complex people. look at the art work above. not a simple drawing bul full of details, strikes, brush marks, lines and festire that one can only notice by looking up close. A mexican, any mexican, carries the culture from the past, and the culture of the modern world; whether it is escape into the anglo american scene and conversion, or one of gang life and intimidation.
Mexicans seems to be intensely work and focus empowered, that results in both kind souls and ruthless businessmen. Many arise from within the same family, or could be any one's neighbor.

Whether a picture or the real person, the life, culture, legacy or any mexican is worth study and meditation


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