Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Fruit Seller by Olga Costa

I haven’t been this excited to share a blog post in a while. I haven’t ever been this excited about an art exhibition either. Since I first learned the exhibition Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde was coming to Dallas to the Dallas Museum of Art, I knew we would have to make our way there to appreciate the beautiful masterpieces on display. One way or another we were going!

Well finally, last week, I had the distinct pleasure of taking in all of these works of art in person. They were more beautiful than I had imagined. It took me over an hour to walk through the entire exhibition, and that’s saying a lot considering usually I can be done with an entire exhibit like this one in less than 20 minutes. It’s not that I don’t appreciate art, generally. This collection is just very special to me.

I mean, when was the last time you recall having an entire collection like this at a major Texas museum?

That’s right. You probably can’t remember another collection quite like this one. And I knew I wanted to make it over to Dallas before the exhibition closes on July 16.

I think I was pretty giddy the entire time. At one point I turned to Edgar and told him, “look, this is your culture!” And I was really proud to be able to say that. For the record, the museum did allow me to take all of these pictures. The art pieces that could not be photographed were clearly marked and none of those are photographed here.

My purpose in publishing these pieces here is to share them with all of you as well, and to definitely encourage you to stop by the Dallas Museum of Art if you’re in the area to take in these masterpieces in person. They will take your breath away.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Northern Border of Mexico by Angel Zarraga

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Indian Woman by Abraham Angel

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Woman Grinding Maize by Diego Rivera

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Women Soldiers by Jose Clemente Orozco

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Dance of La Cucaracha by Jose Clemente Orozco

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Self-Portrait by David Alfaro Siqueiros

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Dance of the Malinches by Jean Charlot

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Still Life by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Still Life with Parrot and Flag by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Calla Lily Vendor by Diego Rivera

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Head by Carlos Orozco Romero

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Images of Mexico by Jesus Guerrero Galvan

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Selfish Heart by Olga Costa

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Self-Portrait by Olga Costa

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Maria Izquierdo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Indifferent Child by Maria Izquierdo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Itzcuintli Dog with Me by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Self-Portrait, Very Ugly by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Sun and Life by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Portrait of Lucha Maria, a Tehuana Girl or Sun and Moon by Frida Kahlo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Dream and Premonition by Maria Izquierdo

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Summer by Antonio Ruiz “El Corcito”

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Catwalk by Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Builders by Francisco Eppens

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

The Bathers by Jorge Gonzalez Camarena

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Mexican Adam and Eve by Alfredo Ramos Martinez

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Portrait of Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma by Roberto Montenegro

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Cadet by Abraham Angel

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Portrait of Salvador Novo by Manuel Rodriguez Lozano

Mexico 1900-1950: The Exhibit

Love Is on the Loose by Carlos Merida