Dallas Museum of Arts latest exhibit,
México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde is outstanding!
I enjoyed everything about it. First it’s HUGE! The vastness of gallery space used to showcase the art means you really need to set aside at least a few hours to see it all, read the educational and historical information provided along the way, and spend quality time watching the videos. I did not do that, so I’m planning return visits and bringing others with me to share the experience with. The DMA has excellent food providers inside and outside the museum, so do plan a nice snack or meal while there. You won’t be sorry. Fun time!
One thing I noticed was all the self portraits from the featured artists, Frida Kahlo wasn’t the only one producing marvelous portraits of herself.
I played around with the whole “selfie” thing in honor of their “selfie” portraits as seen in the following photos.
So much about Mexico’s cultural life from 1900-1950 is there in the richly diverse exhibit. There are the many massively gifted male and female artists, the indigenous peoples, the politics, wars & sufferings, the celebrations, the night life…even it’s cinematic arts. Most of all, throughout the entirety of all the artworks, there is the powerfully visual story of the strong, beautiful and dignified people of Mexico. That can never, no must never be overlooked!
I highly, highly recommend seeing Mexico 1900-1950 to everyone, even those folks who rarely if ever, go to art museums. Runs March 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017. $16 with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.