Date of Submission

Spring 2015

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Art History

Project Advisor 1

Susan Aberth

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) brought profound cultural change to the nation. Embracing various indigenous histories and mixed European and Mexican heritage created a new Mexican identity. This resulted in broad cultural revolution that elevated indigenous aesthetic and promoted the re-enculturation of traditional craft objects. Artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo promoted these ideals via the muralism movement and personal artistic choices. Mexican arts became popular in the United States beginning in the 1920s, drawing the attention of wealthy American women, who became key patronesses and sponsors to specific artists. This study examines these relationships and how modern Anglo women contribute to the survival of arts in Mexico today.

Open Access Agreement

On-Campus only

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

This work is protected by a Creative Commons license. Any use not permitted under that license is prohibited.

Bard Off-campus Download

Bard College faculty, staff, and students can login from off-campus by clicking on the Off-campus Download button and entering their Bard username and password.