Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints

From November 19, 2017 — March 11, 2018

This exhibition explores an unprecedented period of cultural and intellectual exchange between Mexico and the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s through 30 prints and drawings by artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett. Often through bold and expressive figurative imagery, the featured prints underscore the political, social, and cultural shifts taking place in the years following the Mexican Revolution.

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington.

  • José Clemente Orozco. Rear Guard. 1929. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Blanche Adler, BMA 1929.17.21.64. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico

    José Clemente Orozco. Rear Guard. 1929. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Blanche Adler, BMA 1929.17.21.64. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros. Black Woman (Profile). c.1956. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Promised gift of a MAD Gathering to The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA R.17524.1. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

    David Alfaro Siqueiros. Black Woman (Profile). c.1956. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Promised gift of a MAD Gathering to The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA R.17524.1. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

  • Jacob Burck. The Lord Provides. 1934. From the portfolio "The American Scene, No. 1". The Baltimore Museum of Art: Print Fund, BMA 1935.11.1. © Jacob Burck

    Jacob Burck. The Lord Provides. 1934. From the portfolio "The American Scene, No. 1". The Baltimore Museum of Art: Print Fund, BMA 1935.11.1. © Jacob Burck

Diego Rivera. Zapata. 1932. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Blanche Adler. BMA 1932.28.5. © 2017 Diego Rivera/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico