Mardonio Magaña: Circa 1938

In 1930 Diego Rivera claimed Mardonio Magaña (1865-1947) as being “the greatest contemporary Mexican sculptor.” The National Museum of Mexican Art holds the largest intact collection of Magaña’s work outside of Mexico. Delve into thirteen of his enchanting direct carvings in wood, the life story of Mardonio Magaña and the back-story of two of his collectors, Hollywood musicians, Annette and Louis Kaufman.

En 1930, Diego Rivera declaró que Mardonio Magaña (1865-1947) era "el más grande escultor mexicano contemporáneo.” El Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano posee la mayor colección intacta de la obra de Magaña fuera de México. Aventúrese en trece de sus encantadoras esculturas en talla directa en madera, la historia personal de Mardonio Magaña y los antecedentes personales de dos de sus coleccionistas, los músicos de Hollywood Annette y Louis Kaufman.

Exhibition runs from January 20 to October 7, 2012 in the Kraft Gallery

Curated by Rebecca D. Meyers

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

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