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Arkansas Arts Center to Present A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910

In conjunction with a city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, the Arkansas Arts Center will present the exhibition A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910 September 1 – November 21, 2010. A Century of Revolution is organized by the Arkansas Arts Center and curated by Sarah Holian.

The 1910 Revolution in Mexico was the starting point in a series of struggles that brought political and social change. Each turning point in the conflict prompted a flurry of artistic creativity. A Century of Revolution illustrates these visions for revolution through the renowned collections of Mexican art housed at the University of Texas, Austin and private collections.

This exhibition is divided into four themes – A Century of Revolution, Theaters of Revolution, Student Revolutions and Revolutionary Identities. Featured artists include Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, José Guadalupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, José Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julio Gálan and more.

Image: Diego Rivera, Two Women, 1914. Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, New York, 1955

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum with a children’s theatre and a studio school. Founded in 1960, its mission is to ensure that learning, inspiration and creative expression in the arts flourish throughout Arkansas, for people of all ages and backgrounds. The AAC realizes this mission by developing, preserving and exhibiting its outstanding permanent collection, offering a rich variety of art from other collections and presenting programs for the education and cultural benefit of the public.

Arkansas Arts Center – 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202 (501) 372-4000

www.arkarts.com

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