The exhibition examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border —Mexican and Mexican American— to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) to the present day. This unique survey of over 100 works takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past eighty years. The works include artists such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Graham, Judithe Hernandez, Luis Jimenez, Graciela Iturbide, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Visitors to the Miradas exhibition will have the opportunity to observe the works of many artists who have been attracted to and inspired by Mexico’s ancient civilizations and modern theories alike.
Many artists of Mexican descent working in the United States continue to implement social ideas and educational theories first taken up by modern Mexican artists at the end of the Mexican Revolution. They also understand and react to the sociopolitical climate in the United States and the global art and theories of the second half of the twentieth century, incorporating contemporary regional politics along with their broad understanding of their diverse heritages. The Miradas exhibition allows visitors to survey this rich trajectory.
The Miradas exhibit is part of Bank of America’s Art in our Communities© program. Bank of America launched the Art in our Communities program to share works from its distinguished art collection with museums across the globe. The corporate art collection has been converted into a community resource through Art in our Communities. The program allows museums and nonprofit galleries to borrow complete exhibitions from the collection at no cost. Art in our Communities is a collaborative effort that engages community partners and generates vital revenue for regional museums throughout the world. Since the program’s launch in 2008, more than 50 museums worldwide will have benefited from the loan of an exhibition.