Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Diego Rivera: Art for a New Age


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $10
Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 10th    2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Avril Angevine, MA, Comparative Literature, UCB
Location: Online

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Course Description

Diego Rivera was one of the “big men” of 20th century art—big physically, in personality, and as an influence on  mid-century American art. Rivera’s mural style was forged in the Mexican Revolution; in his American murals, he achieved an incongruous synthesis between a reverence for the indigenous cultures of his native land and an appreciation of the American industrial modernity. This course will provide a chronological look at Rivera’s work, with a focus on the four murals he did in San Francisco. Overshadowed today by his wife Frida Kahlo, Rivera was a prodigious talent whose commitment to art as a political act resonates today. Ms. Angevine imparts the importance of both Rivera and Mexican Muralism, in preparation for visiting the Rivera mural newly installed at SFMOMA!  (ONLINE)

Event Details

Date: 2021-11-10

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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