Viva Zapata!

May 20, 2015 to August 16, 2015

Zapata has been a favorite subject of Mexican artists since the days of the Mexican Revolution. Every artist has a different take on just who this controversial person was, from Diego Rivera’s heroic depiction of the revolutionary standing next to his white steed, toSiqueiros’s nearly comic portrait, and to Orozco’s damnation of the mindlessness of the whole Zapata movement. Drawn entirely from the McNay’s highly important collection of Mexican modernist prints, this exhibition is part history lesson and part survey of this aspect of the McNay collection.