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The Challenge of Making US Museums Multilingual

Monday, January 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By Hyperallergic

When Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 opened on October 25, it represented the culmination of four years of intense work and close, cross-border collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and Mexico City’s Museum of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, as well as more than 60 other institutions and collectors who loaned work for the ambitious exhibit. “This is the first survey of Mexican art at this museum in more than seven decades,” PMA Director Timothy Rub told reporters who previewed the show, adding that while the museum has what he considers “one of the finest and most extensive collections of Mexican art outside Mexico,” it hadn’t organized an exhibit of Mexican works since 1943, when it presented Mexican Art Today.

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