Pintando: Colors of Education, at the Lehman College College Art Gallery
The Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York Present
Pintando: Colors of Education
Masterpieces by renowned 20th-century Mexican artists
On view August 13 – September 22, 2018
For Immediate Release
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6:00- 8:30pm
Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad through the Consulate General of Mexico in New York present Pintando: Colors of Education, which features more than three dozen paintings by renowned 20th-century painters based in Mexico. The exhibition, curated by Laura H. Bazán of the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks, includes artists, such as Manuel Felguérez, Leonora Carrington and Jorge González Camarena.
The paintings, widely recognized as treasures of Mexican heritage, were commissioned by The National Commission of Public Textbooks to illustrate the covers of books used in Mexico’s schools. This special six-week presentation in New York City is the final stop in the United States on an international tour that included showings at the main libraries in Chicago and Los Angeles. The exhibition travels to Colombia, Bogota this fall.
The paintings in Pintando were created between 1960-62 and 1987-88 and present Mexico by depicting its national heroes who led their country’s social movements and struggle for independence. The paintings also show Mexico through landscapes of its countryside and with allegory and symbols that depict the mother country in images that embody civic virtues. The artists, who belonged to the Mexican art movements El Muralismo and La Ruptura, were deeply committed to education and proud of their country.
A related program series, sponsored by the Jamie Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, based at Lehman College features Mexican and Mexican-American visual artists on September Tuesdays at 1 pm at the Lehman College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West. The programs are free and open to the public.
September 4 - Andrea Arroyo
Women in Mexican Textbooks
Women have played an important role, both as artists and as muses in many works in the exhibition. Arroyo will
August 13, 2018 — September 22, 2018
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West