Mexico: Fantastic Identity

The world-renowned FEMSA collection— held by the titanic FEMSA beverage company—is already an ambitious survey of Latin American art, but this carefully curated splinter exhibition is an even more ambitious attempt to distill the bold and multifaceted history of modern Mexican art into a few dozen pieces. So naturally: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo—with her famous and particularly affecting 1933 piece “My Dress Hangs There”—and David Alfaro Siquieros are all rightfully present, the giants among yet more giants like pioneering surrealist Agustin Lazo, expat Leonora Carrington and photographer Graciela Iturbide. It's a whirlwind transit through a century of Mexican art, with work you’ll recognize—they aren’t using ‘masterpiece’ casually—and work whose influence you’ll remember forever.

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 14. Continues through July 5, 2015

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