I am a new teen council member. I joined in January and I have finally gotten the hang of everything and this is going to be my first blog post! It is going to be informing you guys about the current exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
You all have to go see the Paint the Revolution exhibit at PMA! The art is all about the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The president of Mexico during that time was Porfirio Díaz and he was expelled from his position. That eventually led to a civil war of a decade. Afterwards, the government wanted to unite Mexican citizens in a new state and that is where the art of this exhibit came into play. Modern art merged with politics and people created art based on their story, the struggles they faced during the revolution, and reconstruction.
My favorite part about the exhibit of how the artists expressed the pain and struggles they endured into their art. Here are some of my favorite pieces:
Visit the PMA’s website for more information on the exhibit!
Go grab a couple friends and check the exhibition out before January 8, 2017!
If you are willing to come to more events at the PMA you should stop by during the Wednesday nights events from 5 pm to 8:45 pm where you can explore different collections.
The next Pay What You Wish Sunday is also on January 1, 2017.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!