As Cosmopolitans & Strangers

As Cosmopolitans & Strangers: Mexican Art of the Jewish Diaspora from the Permanent Collection

This NMMA Permanent Collection exhibition explores the notion of both “insiders and outsiders” and the struggle between preservation and integration among the Jewish communities in Mexico. Furthermore, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to challenge established notions of Mexicanidad (Mexicaness), as these artists of Jewish heritage have been integral to the evolution of a modern Mexican visual culture. The diverse experiences that have cultivated Mexican identity now raise questions of citizenship and immigration.

Esta exposición de la colección permanente del NMMA analiza la noción de “integrantes y forasteros”, y la lucha entre la preservación y la integración de la comunidad judía en México. La exposición ofrece además la oportunidad de desafiar nociones establecidas del concepto de mexicanidad. Estos artistas de herencia judía han sido un factor integral de la evolución de la cultura visual mexicana moderna. Las diversas experiencias que han fomentado la identidad mexicana ahora plantean preguntas relacionadas con la ciudadanía y la inmigración.

As Cosmopolitans & Strangers

Mexican Art of the Jewish Diaspora from the Permanent Collection in partnership with American Jewish Committee (Chicago)

Exhibition continues through August 3
Curated by Lesley Wolff

Opening Reception
January 16, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Image: Gunther Gerzso (1915-2000), Yellow–Green–Blue / Amarillo–Verde–Azul, 1984, oil on Masonite, NMMA Permanent Collection 2009.45, Purchase made possible by Ray, JoAnn, Doug and Jeff Mota, Fidel and Victoria Marquez, J. Christopher Reyes, Arthur R. and Joanne Velasquez, Rita and James Knox and the patrons of the Cinco de Mayo 2009 Gala

Thursday, January 16, 2014 to Sunday, August 3, 2014