McNichols Building

10/19/2019 · 4:30PM

Join us for a screening of "Siqueiros: Walls of Passion," a one-hour documentary film about Mexican visual artist David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) and the resurrection of his Los Angeles mural "América Tropical." The mural, centered in the cradle of Los Angeles was later championed by the Chicano movement as a symbol of its oppressed culture. One of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century and one of three great Mexican muralists (with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco), Siqueiros was a controversy-stirring revolutionary and lifetime activist who lived with theatrical flair and painted on an epic scale.T


This screening will be followed by a talk back with director Miguel Picker, Emanuel Martinez - a muralist who collaborated with Siqueiros on "March of Humanity" in 1968, Claudia Moran - Executive Director, Museo de las Americas, and Lucha Martinez de Luna - curator of "Para mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Muralists of Colorado." The discussion will be moderated by Michael Paglia.

This screening and talk back is presented in conjunction with "Para mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Muralists of Colorado," a McNichols Building exhibition on display through December 2019.

4:30 p.m. - doors 
5:00 p.m. - screening
6:00 p.m. - talk back
Refreshments provided

This event is free and open to the public - please RSVP.


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