Los Modernos. Dialogues France/Mexico

It is one of the most important exhibitions of Mexican art organized in France

Los Modernos. Dialogues France/Mexico – Photo: Taken from Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts Facebook account
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Today, the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts, eastern France, opened a large exhibition gathering a significant selection of European and Mexican art of the first half of the 20th century.

Los Modernos, considered the most successful exhibition of the last decade at the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), was inaugurated in November 2015 in Mexico City.

Last year, the exhibition was presented at the Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara (MUSA) with great acclaim in April, and this fall it will be exhibited in Lyon, France.

In association with the MUNAL, the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts presents Los Modernos. Dialogues France/Mexico, being one of the most important exhibitions of Mexican art organized in France and the largest organized outside of Paris.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo Ambassador of Mexico to France and Lidia Camacho General Director of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA).

Los Modernos. Dialogues France/Mexico gathers more than 140 pieces from the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Museo Nacional de Arte’s collection, and a series of Mexican collections such as the Museo de Arte Moderno and Rufino Tamayo, and international collections such as the Musée Picasso, and the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou of Paris.

The exhibition highlights "the fascination" exerted by Mexico on French artists and creators during the first half of the 20th century.

Among the artists from Mexican scene are José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Carlos Mérida, Germán Cueto, Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl), Mathias Goeritz, María Izquierdo while from the French scene are Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Fernand Léger, Albert Gleizes, María Blanchard, Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Francis Bacon, and Pierre Soulages.

Los Modernos. Dialogues France/Mexico

December 2, 2017–March 5, 2018

Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts
20 place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon


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