February16th, 2020
September20th, 2020

Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)

1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX, USA

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MUSEUM CLOSED: Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art surveys changing representations of women in paintings, works on paper, and textiles early in 20th-century Mexican art through works by some of Mexico’s most renowned artists. The exhibition is inspired by the loan of the monumental painting Flores Mexicanas by Alfredo Ramos Martínez to the DMA from the Missouri History Museum, being exhibited for only the second time in nearly a century. A portion of the show traces the career of Alfredo Ramos Martínez, one of the founders of Mexican Modernism. Flores Mexicanas was the last work Martinez completed before his move from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. The ornate 9-by-12-foot painting was given as a wedding gift to the famed aviators Anne and Charles Lindbergh, who met in Mexico City, from then-Mexican president Emilio Portes Gil. Recently conserved, this is a historic chance to see one of Ramos Martínez’s masterpieces for the first time. The adjacent gallery presents nearly 40 works that explore themes of gender, politics, and the role of the new modern woman in Mexico, featuring work by María Izquierdo, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others.



February 16, 2020


September 20, 2020

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Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)

1717, North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas
United States, 75201





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