“Here it is—the might, the power, the energy, the sadness, the glory, the youthfulness of our land,” Diego Rivera said when his ship docked in New York City in 1931. Almost 80 years since Rivera was commissioned to work and exhibit his large-scale murals at MOMA, which set new attendance records during its five-week run, the museum revisits this massive work by the iconic Mexican artist for the first time in Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition consist of eight murals—large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime, and wood—and smaller drawings, archival materials related to the commission and production of these works, and designs for Rivera’s famous Rockefeller Center mural, which he also produced while he was working at the museum.
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through May 14, 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 2, 2011