LACMA’s celebrated exhibition exploring 18th-century Mexican painting, Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, opened last week to great acclaim at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where it will be on view through July 22, 2018. This is the third and final stop of this landmark exhibition. Co-organized by LACMA and Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., the exhibition showcases more than 100 works, many unpublished and restored for the exhibition.
Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, (above, at The Met's press preview of Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici) and Ilona Katzew, curator and department head of Latin American art at LACMA, traveled to New York for the opening. During the press preview, Govan remarked on the significance of this binational collaboration, and the great value of the different traditions that inform New Spanish (or Mexican) painting, a clear gateway to the future.
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