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Chicago Artists Interpret Mexican Muralists in New Art Exhibit

The politics, culture and art of Mexico's muralists are the subject of the newest exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Translating Revolution: U.S. Artists Interpret Mexican Muralists examines the influence of Mexican muralists on American visual art. It also introduces us to the Chicago artists that visited early 20th century Mexico and brought back the country's teachings and culture. Alison Cuddy recently visited the exhibition with Cesáreo Moreno, the museum's chief curator and visual arts director. He says the murals created during the New Deal's Works Progress Administration project were largely inspired by the tone of post-revolutionary Mexico.

Event:
Translating Revolution: U.S. Artists Interpret Mexican Muralists
Through Aug. 1
National Museum of Mexican Art

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