Focus on Art: Jose Clemente Orozco

Forgotten everywhere but in his native country and among Chicano art history circles, Jose Clemente Orozco was one of the leaders of the Mexican muralism movement of the 1920s along with Diego Rivera. And like his famous contemporary, Orozco overcame much censorship of his work to become an advocate for public art, inspiring later generations of Chicano murals in the '60s and '70s. Orozco's surreal folk murals became in such high demand in the Great Depression and to this day grace the walls of Dartmouth College, New York's New School for Social Research, and Pomona College. Come hear Museum of Latin American Art's docent Harold Cannon-Lopez lecture on Orozco's art, with complementary wine and chocolate to boot.

Fri., May 1, 7 p.m., 2015

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