Photographs from the Colburn Collection
While these photographs represent an era in which Mexico experienced great historical, cultural, and political change, the majority of the works tend to document a more tranquil and picturesque environment. The focus on this type of subject matter by artists working in Mexico coincided with a renewed interest to portray the people and landscapes of the country as a part of a larger investigation into national identity.
The year 2010 marks the Bicentennial and Centennial anniversaries of the beginning of the independence movement in Mexico and the start of the Mexican Revolution. In conjunction with these landmark events, The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to host this exhibition of photography.
This exhibition was curated by Amy Galpin, Project Curator for American Art