The Royal Academy of Arts in London is set to host a fascinating exhibition of Mexican art from the early 20th century.
Entitled Mexico: A Revolution in Art, the event will run from July 6th to September 29th and will feature an array of pieces produced in Mexico between 1910 and 1940.
This was a time of particular artistic activity in the country thanks to the revolution of 1910, which toppled Porfirio Diaz from his long-held presidency and heralded the start of a new era for Mexico – both politically and culturally.
Some of the artists to be represented in the exhibition include Diego Rivera, Edward Burra, Roberto Montenegro, Tina Modotti and Robert Capa. There will also be a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo on display.
More than 120 pieces from both public and private collections around the world will be on show altogether. The exhibition’s timeframe ends in 1940 as this was the year in which 20 Centuries of Mexican Art opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, highlighting the growing respect for art from the country in the US.
“Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940 will reveal a dynamic and often turbulent cultural environment that included some of the most seminal figures of the 20th century reflecting on their interaction with each other and their differing responses to the same subject: Mexico,” the Royal Academy of Arts said in a statement.
Visitors will be able to see the exhibition between 10am and 6pm daily, with last admissions at 5:30pm. There will be late entry on Fridays, when the exhibition will remain open until 10pm, with last admissions at 9:30pm.
Tickets cost £10, with concessions available. Under-12s can enter the exhibition free of charge, as can Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institution is located across two sites in the centre of London – Burlington House in Piccadilly and at Burlington Gardens, which is situated behind the Piccadilly galleries – making it easily accessible for anyone staying in luxury hotels in London to see the exhibition.