#FineArtFriday Pan American Unity: A Mural by Diego Rivera at SFMoMA | Running through Summer 2023
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More than half a century after its creation at Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, Pan American Unity is currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through Summer 2023! The fresco depicts in colorful detail a past, present, and future that the artist believed were shared across North America, calling for cultural solidarity and exchange during a time of global conflict. Completed with support from local artists and assistants, with scenes of the Bay Area as a backdrop, the mural celebrates progress and community! If you're in San Francisco, don't miss your chance to marvel at this monumental mural.
About Diego Rivera: Diego Rivera, a memorable figure in 20th-century art, actively painted during the 50 years from 1907 to 1957. He was involved in the world of politics as a dedicated Marxist and joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1922. His most iconic work reflects this passion, featuring large figures with simplified lines and rich colors. Many of his scenes tell the stories of workers such as miners, farmers, industrial laborers, and peasants. Rivera remains a central force in the development of national art in Mexico. Perhaps one of his greatest legacies, however, was his impact on America's conception of public art.
Diego Rivera, The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on This Continent, also known as Pan American Unity, 1940; courtesy City College of San Francisco; © Banco de México Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico City / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Image: Cultural Heritage Imaging
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