Mia R. Curran

  • Jacob Lawrence, From every Southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north, 1940–41, casein tempera on hardboard, 12 × 18". From “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945.” © The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945”

    Curated by Barbara Haskell with Marcela Guerrero, Sarah Humphreville, and Alana Hernandez

    “Let us reject theories anchored in the relativity of ‘NATIONAL ART.’ LET US BECOME UNIVERSAL!” urged David Alfaro Siqueiros in the sole issue of Vida-americana, his magazine dedicated to vanguard culture from the Americas. This namesake exhibition, which will feature nearly two hundred works by more than sixty artists, eschews Siqueiros’s directive in favor of examining the ways in which the three best-known Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and Siqueiros himself—transformed US art during