If you’re a fan of Frida Kahlo—and these days, who isn’t?—hop the Amtrak from Penn Station for the City of Brotherly Love, where her canvas, Self Portrait on the Border Line, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
It’s just one of many works in the museum’s blockbuster survey, “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950,” which looks at the history of the 20th-century Mexican avant-garde.
Along with Kahlo, just about every big name from the period is represented, with contributions from Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and Tina Modotti (to name just a few). Works span every medium, from painting and sculpture to printmaking and photography.
Organized in conjunction with the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (where the show travels in February) “Paint the Revolution” limns a fascinating portrait of a key time and place in the development of Modern Art.
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