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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE José Clemente Orozco VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN! BLOCKBUSTER SHOW IS THE BIGGEST SURVEY OF MEXICAN ART IN 70 YEARS By Tim Moloney | Photography courtesy of MFAH IT WOULDN’T BE THE LOCAL HOUSTON ART ISSUE WITHOUT THIS REMARKABLE SHOW. PAINT THE REVOLUTION: MEXICAN MODERNISM, 1910–1950, IS THIS SUMMER’S MUST-SEE EXHIBITION, CHARTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ART IN MEXICO AND THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT SHAPED IT OVER THE COURSE OF NEARLY HALF A CENTURY. Our own Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the final venue for this comprehensive survey, which was originally organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The exhibition will be on view at the MFA,H from June 25 to October 1, 2017. And what a view it is: more than 175 works – including easel paintings, large-scale portable murals and mural fragments, prints, photographs, books, newspapers and broadsheets – Paint the Revolution is unprecedented for its breadth and the variety of visual materials on display. Juan O’Gorman 12.27.2016 11:25am José Clemente Orozco, Barricade, 1931, oil on canvas 54 L O C A L | august 17 Juan O’Gorman, Mexico City, 1949, tempera on Masonite august 17 | L O C A L 55