Cover image of the exhibition catalogue entitled Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (available from Museum Bookstore)

Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art

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'After 80 years of separation, five Diego Rivera murals have got back together at the Museum of Modern Art in a celebratory reunion that recalls the institution’s early days. With their Renaissance poise and glowing stillness.. these huge panoramas of Mexican history and New York life have the same vividness and power that they did in 1931.' - The FT

Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art

In 1931, Diego Rivera was the subject of The Museum of Modern Art's second monographic exhibition. The Museum brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the show's opening and gave him on-site studio space. There, he produced five portable murals that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the city during the Great Depression.

Published to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this exhibition, this richly illustrated catalogue brings together key works made for Rivera's 1931 show. It includes reproductions of each panel as well as related paintings, drawings, prints and documentary photographs. The essays investigate the international politics of muralism, Rivera's history with MoMA, the iconography of the portable murals and technical aspects of the artist's working process. 

  • Author: Leah Dickerman, Curator, Painting and Sculpture, MoMA
  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Date published: November 2011
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
  • ISBN: 978-0870708176
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 23.6 x 2 cm