A Mexican Museum of Modern Art: A Project
To continue exploring the themes raised by Mexicana, we encourage visitors to also see the companion contemporary art exhibition, A Mexican Museum of Modern Art: A Project by Franco Mondini-Ruiz, on view until June 30, 2007 at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art located nearby at 591 Broad Street in Newark’s Downtown/Arts District.
Acclaimed contemporary artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz reflects on a time when Americans both admired and distorted Mexican culture. In a humorous twist, Mondini-Ruiz invited piñata makers in San Antonio, Texas, to interpret masterpieces of modern and contemporary art—from Mondrian to Warhol—which he provocatively displays in this site-specific
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Eduardo Alonso and Alfonso Alonso, Jarabe Michoacána, circa 1930s, lacquered wood, Gift of Mrs. Charles Suydan Cutting 48.329 Collection of Newark Museum
Eduardo Alonso and Alfonso Alonso, Tray, late 19th to early 20th century, Michoacán, Mexico, lacquered wood, Gift of Mrs. E. J. Eurich 19.573 Collection of Newark Museum