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Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts

In honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the bi...

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo by brushing up on your history, whipping up some guacamole or getting slurry with the help of some stiff mar...

Artist El Moises: The Chicano Picasso of the 21st Century

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
DeeDee Garcia Blase

We welcome regenerating artists like El Moises to paint what many Mexican-Americans feel and bleed within our lives. 2013-02-05-moisespull.jpg

On Art That Isn't There... and Writing About It

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

A critic writing about the Mona Lisa should be able somehow to make you feel the way you feel when you are looking at the Mona Lisa. But describing an entire individual piece of art that is so ephemeral as to not be there at all is a different task.

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Posted 07.06.2012 | Arts

Today marks the birth of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist celebrated for her dedication to indigenous tradition and female expression. The painter, whose...

Modern Mexican Painting From the Blaisten Collection at the Meadows

Jenny Block | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Jenny Block

2012-05-15-pullquote.jpgEuropean art always seems to get top billing. The good news is that a show in Dallas has the strength to change all of that.

PHOTOS: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With 'Mexican Kitch' Art

Posted 05.06.2012 | Books

Happy Cinco De Mayo! If you'd like to expand your cultural horizons with more than just queso and margaritas, check out these lovely crafts that are a...

Mexican Artists We Love, In Honor Of Cinco de Mayo

Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts

As you celebrate this Cinco de Mayo, we'd like to go back and put a spotlight on some great posts about Mexican artists we love. Going through the arc...

Photography South Of The Border

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

For SFMOMA's latest exhibition, the institution is going down south, centering on Mexico's captivating essence in the realm of photography. The vast s...

Tijuana As Purgatory

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Artist Hugo Crosthwaite learned to draw from Gustave Dore's drawings of Dante. The artist was born in Tijuana, Mexico and now lives in Brooklyn, which...

Bold, Colorful Works From Non-Traditional Makers

Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts

The rich and colorful exhibition "Testimonios" celebrates non-traditional works created by non-traditional makers. The collection, which numbers in th...

Carpoolers In Mexico Have It Rough

Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

Alejandro Cartagena takes photographs in Mexican suburbs that don't shy away from confronting social and urban issues. The Sony World Photography Awar...

Happy Birthday, Diego Rivera!!!!!

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Today is the birthday of legendary muralist Diego Rivera. And it's a big one; he would be 125 years old today! Rivera was a key founder of the Mex...

Diego Rivera Murals Together Again At MoMA After 80 Years

Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices

"Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art," at MoMA through May, is impeccably timed to coincide with the Occupy Wall Street movement that or...

Games of Chance

Max Benavidez | Posted 01.22.2012 | Arts
Max Benavidez

Picture the Mexican lotería as imagined by Albert Camus and photographed and printed by Ansel Adams and you have an idea of the lustrous and ironic feel and tone of Luis Delgado Qualtrough's work.

PHOTOS: Colorful Mexican Folk Art In Alebrijes Parade

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Last weekend Mexico City residents and art lovers watched as a parade of fantastic creatures wandered the streets. Since 2007 the Museo de Arte Pop...

Mexican Artists Respond To Violence With New Work

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

MEXICO CITY — Dozens of plastic foam heads rain onto the stage. Four drug traffickers in fringed jackets and sparkly pink cowboy hats bat them i...

Billionaire Opens Art Museum: Vanity Project?

npr.org | Weekend Edition Saturday | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts

In Mexico City, the world's richest man has just opened a new museum to showcase his extensive European and Mexican art collection. Telecommunications...

False God: A $4.1 Million FAKE?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

When a statue of a Mayan goddess obtained €2.9 million ($4.1 million) in Paris on Monday, it set a world record for a pre-Columbian artifact sold at...

TIJUANA STREET ART: Dia De Los Vivos by Josh Herman on Artillery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

By Josh Herman Mordita refers to the small bribes required by Tijuanian police officers, but walking through this border town, the back door of the U...

Marcos Castro: Pater/Padre

Joy Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joy Yoon

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Shattered Glass, Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Segal

Shattered Glass, Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection, treats New Yorkers to an exclusive look into Post-Revolution artworks that touches upon identity, life, death and the history of Mexico.