Visit this interactive site from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to explore eight murals by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera. In 1931, MoMA created studio space in the Museum for Rivera to paint five mural panels with themes drawn from Mexican history, intended to be part of a major retrospective of the artist's work. The subsequent exhibition was wildly popular, and after it closed, Rivera painted three more murals with contemporary New York subjects. The Mexican murals are Indian Warrior, Sugar Cane, Liberation of the Peon, and The Uprising, while the New York City-themed works are Pneumatic Drilling (in black & white), Electric Power, and Frozen Assets. All of the online works are accompanied by curator commentaries, and provide visitors with the ability to zoom in on details. This is especially handy for Frozen Assets, since part of the composition is a New York City skyline, and the captioning provides not only the names, but also the architects who designed, the buildings depicted.


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