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Women Artists of Modern Mexico Frida’s Contemporaries

June 22 – September 2, 2007

This exhibition showcased the artistic works of 26 women who have produced art since the beginning of the twentieth century. These artists used painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to provide a view of modernity through different perspectives and approaches. They were creators, muses, and purveyors of a social conscience. These exceptional women were not limited to the visual arts, as their expressions also included music, dance, literature, theater and cinema. Traveling exhibition venue: Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City (Mujeres artistas en el México de la Modernidad: Las contemporáneas de Frida July 15 – August 12, 2008)

Participating Artists

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1907-1993), Carmen Antúnez (1900-1981), Angelina Beloff (1879-1969), Rosario Cabrera (1901-1975), Celia Calderón ((1921-1969), Leonora Carrington (b.1917), Rosa Castillo (1910-1989) Elizabeth Catlett (b.1919), Olga Costa (1913-1993), Lola Cueto (1897-1978) Andrea Gómez (b.1926), Kati Horna (1912-2000), Elena Huerta (1908-1999), Maria Izquierdo (1902-1955), Sarah Jiménez Vernis (b.1928), Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Rina Lazo (b.1928), Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Fanny Rabel (b.1922), Alice Rahon (1914-1987), Aurora Reyes (1908-1985), Rosa Rolando (1895-1970), Cordelia Urueta (1908-1995), Remedios Varo (1908-1963), Isabel Villaseñor (1909-1953), Mariana Yampolsky (1925-2002)


Dolores Mercado assisted by Tomás Zurián

Displayed at

Main Gallery

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art