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MFAH Highlights Mexican Masterpieces in New Exhibition

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From now until October 1st, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will display their new traveling exhibition “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950,” which they say is the “most comprehensive exhibition of modern Mexican art displayed in the United States in more than seven decades.”

The show includes over 175 pieces of work in the form of “prints, photographs, books, newspapers, easel paintings, large-scale portable murals, and mural fragments.” According to their Instagram account, they use digital projections to bring large murals from Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros to the museum. Other important artists on display are Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, and their contemporaries.

Discover the haunting and intriguing paintings from Kahlo, and the political overtones of Rivera soon. You can purchase special show tickets in advance on the MFAH website. Adults pay $18, seniors, students, and those with military IDs pay $13, and kids under 12 get in for free. Make a day of it and purchase a ticket pack to see their other special exhibitions – Pipilotti Rist’s hanging, color-changing light installation “Pixel Forest,” and immersive video projections “Worry Will Vanish.” Also, stop to see the incredible pieces from hyper-realistic sculptor Ron Mueck that look like real people on a mind-blowing scale.

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