Pasado y Presente: Twentieth-Century Photographs of a Changing Mexico

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Pasado y Presente: Twentieth-Century Photographs of a Changing Mexico

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Markell Gallery
"Pasado y Presente" explores the forces of change and tradition that have shaped modern Mexico through the lens of twentieth century photographers

Works

"Boys Playing Baseball," vintage gelatin silver print by Manuel Carrillo, Mexican, 1906–1989. Gift of Christopher Foundation for the Arts, Elizabeth Hayes Christopher, Class of 1986 and Scott Christopher
"Dos Pares de Piernas (Two Pairs of Legs)," 1928–1929, gelatin silver print, by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Mexican, 1902-2002. Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960

About

Pasado y Presente explores the forces of change and tradition that have shaped modern Mexico through the lens of twentieth century photographers. Photographs by prominent artists including Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Manuel Carrillo form a nuanced portrait of contemporary Mexico by taking up complex issues of urbanization and rural life, religion and society, and indigeneity.

 

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