Impressions: Prints of Mexico, 1930s-40s / Impresiones: Estampas de México, 1930s-40s

Feb 17, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
Eisenberg Gallery

Following the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), Mexico became a cultural destination for travelers from around the world. Numerous artists visited the country, home to an internationallyrenowned mural movement and a flourishing printmaking community, to witness the art being produced there and were inspired to capture their own impressions of the country. This exhibition examines prints from the 1930s and 1940s by Mexican and foreign artists that pictured the people, traditions, and history of Mexico for primarily American audiences. It features Mexican People, a portfolio depicting regional trades produced by the influential Mexico City printmaking collective Taller de Gráfica Popular, alongside prints by Jean Charlot, the French artist and historian of Mexican art, and the North American artists Howard Norton Cook, Olin Dows, Henrietta Shore, and Richard Day, most of which will be on view at the museum for the first time.

Después de la Revolución mexicana (1910-20), México se convirtió en un destino cultural para viajeros extranjeros. Numerosos artistas visitaron el país, hogar de un movimiento muralista y una comunidad floreciente de grabado, para presenciar el arte que se producia y capturar sus propias impresiones del país. Esta exposición examina las estampas realizadas durante las décadas de 1930 y 1940 por artistas mexicanos y extranjeros quienes describieron a la gente, las tradiciones y la historia de México para un público principalmente estadounidense. Presenta a Mexican People, un portafolio producido por el colectivo influyente de la Ciudad de México, el Taller de Gráfica Popular, cual representa a los oficios regionales, junto con los grabados de Jean Charlot, el artista e historiador francés del arte mexicano, y de los artistas norteamericanos Howard Norton Cook, Olin Dows, Henrietta Shore y Richard Day, la mayoría cuales estarán expuestos en el museo por primera vez.

Organized by Nicole Simpson, PhD, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, with Diego Atehortúa, Rutgers University Class of 2018

The exhibition is supported by PNC Bank. 

Jean Charlot
Malinche, from the series Picture Book / Malinche, de la serie Picture Book, 1933
Color lithograph / Litografía en color
6 1/8 × 8 1/8 in. (15.6 x 20.6 cm)
Gift of Jack Lord
73.002.007
©2017 The Jean Charlot Estate LLC / Member, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.