Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925 – 1945
Here is an opportunity to see this exceptional exhibition with a professional guide before the exhibition closes on January 31st. This online event will include the tour and a special briefing for HBS to discuss the business side of the Whitney and the impact of the Covid pandemic. The guided tour is described below:
Vida Americana: Los Tres Grandes and American Art
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.
The tour guide will be Grant Johnson, a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum and Ph.D. candidate in the department of art history at the University of Southern California. Participants will be able to ask questions, make comments, and share insights during the virtual tour.
In addition we will have the opportunity to hear about the business side of The Whitney Museum of American Art at 99 Gansevoort Street from HBS graduates Andrew Cone (MBA ’17) and Mimi DiSipio, (MBA ’20), now working in the Whitney Strategy group.
This will be a Virtual Zoom Meeting. The link will be provided to registrants the day before the Thursday event.
Participants must register by January 13th to receive details on joining the discussion.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
John Tisch Teaching Fellow at Whitney Museum of American Art
Grant Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of art history at the University of Southern California and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney. His dissertation, Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World, traces the first critical history of the prolific American artist, weaver, and pioneer of global contemporary art. An active curator, critic, and writer, his work has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, Garage, and Performa, where he was a writer-in-residence from 2012 to 2014.
Chief Strategy Officer at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Special Director of Strategy & Planning at Whitney Museum of American Art
Director of Interpretation and Research
Anne oversees the production of interpretive materials, including texts, videos, and audio programs. She began working at the Whitney as a Teaching Fellow in 2006, and has a PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.
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