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Vida Americana at the Whitney Museum

An Exclusive Conversation with Assistant Curator Marcela Guerrero

May 5, 2020

YLAN Webinar Recording

Wonderful talk with the Whitney Museum of American Art Assistant Curator, Dr. Marcela Guerrero, about the influence of Mexican artists on American art showcased by the exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945. an exhibition at the Whitney Museum. She showed a selection of images from the exhibition and encouraged alums to visit the museum itself to see more. Hosted by the Yale Latino Alumni Network, the webinar was co-sponsored by 1stGenYale.

Dr. Guerrero explained that the exhibition’s closing date will likely be extended into the Fall (it was previously set to run Feb-May 2020 in NYC). Dr. Guerrero also emphasized that the images shown during this talk are only a fraction of what’s on display at the museum. Many works on display either haven’t been seen in the U.S. or have not been seen in a very long time, so this exhibition really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Thank you to our wonderful Yale alumnae, Wendy Maldonado D’Amico ’93, Cristina Gonzalez ‘94, and Isabella Lores ’12, for leading the discussion and live Q&A, and to those behind the scenes (Mari Hinojosa’94).