The Andrés Blaisten Collection is one of the premiere collections of 20th-century Mexican art. Assembled over the last 25 years, the collection normally resides at its permanent home at the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. This exhibition features a selection of 80 paintings dated between 1907 and 1956 from this renowned collection as part of a traveling tour of the Blaisten Collection. The exhibited artists include well-known painters María Izquierdo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and many others. In addition to these important painters, there are several painters with works in the exhibition that might be new to San Diego audiences such as Alfonso Michel, Federico Cantú, and Angel Zárraga.
Mexican Modern Painting is organized by Phoenix Art Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in conjunction with the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City where the collection is permanently housed.
Major support is provided by Roy Polatchek,Torrey Pines Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Latin American Arts Council of The San Diego Museum of Art.
Additional generous funding is provided by Ms. Dana Baldwin, Drs. Jacki Johnson and Ken Widder, Lisa Zinne, Victor Galvez, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program, and Members of The San Diego Museum of Art. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.