Doris Rosenthal: An American Artist in Mexico

The stories that painter Doris Rosenthal could tell about her frequent travels to Mexico in the 1930s could probably fill several hefty-sized novels. Luckily, The Muckenthaler in Fullerton brings the artist’s experiences that era to the forefront in a special exhibition that features over 50 of her works. In vibrant form, Rosenthal captures everyday life of Mexican inhabitants and dwellers, from the domestic to public sphere, and from rural plantations scenes to the hustle-and-bustle of the street, and legend has it Rosenthal traveled by burro to the most remote areas of Mexico, using tequila as a fixative as she sketched what she saw. You too can see the beauty of Mexico's past through the eyes of one of the 20th century's most underrated female artists at tonight's opening.

Wednesdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: Feb. 5. Continues through April 4, 2015

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