Destroying Radical Icons: Mexican Muralism and the New York Left
Friday, February 27, 2:30–8:00 pm
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East
2:30–3:30 pm: Gallery Conversation on The Left Front
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South
4:00–5:30 pm: Panel 1
5:30–6:00 pm: Break
6:00–7:30 pm: Panel 2 and Q&A
Moderated by Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor, Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, NYU, this symposium includes a gallery conversation by Julia Pelta Feldman, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and two panel discussions. Panel 1 speakers include Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Art History, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, NYU; Joanne Pillsbury, Andrall E. Pearson Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Jodi Roberts, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York; and James Wechsler, Consultant, Boris Lurie Foundation, New York. Panel 2 speakers include Pedro Diego Alvarado, artist and Diego Rivera’s grandson; Anna Indych-Lopez, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, City College of New York; and Susana Pliego, author of Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera’s Mural at Rockefeller Center (Trilce, 2013).
Co-sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Mexico in New York and NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, and Grey Art Gallery. Additional support was received from Aeromexico and the David Berg Foundation.