The exhibit– Mex/LA: Mexican modernism (s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985— opened in Long Beach at the Museum of Latin American Art on September 18 to rave reviews.
- During the 1930s, two well-known Mexican painters, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco, created public murals in downtown L.A. and Pomona. Jesse Lerner, co-curator with Rubén Ortiz-Torres, of “Mex-LA” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, says the artists’ work had a ripple effect in the Southland.
- Lerner was interviewed by Southern California Public Radio and explained: “We were interested in using their presence in Southern California as a point of departure in thinking of the impact of Mexican modernism on the art world of Southern California and other exchanges back and forth between the arts communities of Mexico and Southern California.”
- To hear the entire interview on Southern California Public Radio: Mex-LA exhibit explores Mexican-American two-way street | 89.3 KPCC
- For the full exhibit description just go to the MOLAA link: MOLAA | MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985