Art History from Home:
Los Tres Grandes and American Art

Thurs, Nov 5, 2020
12 pm

Online, via Zoom

The Mexican avant-garde that emerged after the country’s revolution galvanized artists in the United States who were seeking to break free of European aesthetic domination. Many American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—spent extended periods of time in the United States, executing murals, paintings, and prints; exhibiting their work; and interacting with local artists. The session will explore the trajectories of influence that these three artists—known as los tres grandes—had in the U.S.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and Ph.D. candidate at McGill University. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, examines the formal and narrative aesthetics in Black feminist experimental short films in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the author of the forthcoming 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

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