Popular independent art lecturer Avril Angevine will join Rodney Paul to discuss the life and art of Mexican artist Diego Rivera. In his American murals, Rivera achieved an incongruous synthesis between a reverence for the indigenous cultures of his native land and an appreciation of the American industrial modernity of Detroit’s automobile factories. Overshadowed today by his wife Frida Kahlo, Rivera was a prodigious talent whose commitment to art as a political act resonates today. He didn’t believe in God, he said, but he did believe in Picasso.
Rivera and Kahlo spent significant time in the Bay Area, and his Pan American Unity mural was created here in 1940 and has been displayed for many years at City College. It will be moved to SFMOMA soon, where it will be on view in a free section of the museum before being moved back to a newly renovated site at the College.
Image: Diego Rivera, Pan American Unity Mural
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