Join Kathryn Zupsic for an afternoon talk inspired by the NEA Big Read.
Starting in 1930s Mexico City with famous works by Diego Rivero and Frida Kahlo, this talk follows the thread of modern Mexican art movements through the decades and across the border, culminating in the vibrant Chicano art scene in the U.S. today. We’ll look at art from both sides of the border, with colorful imagery lifted from ancient Mayan ruins, Mexican folk art, Catholicism, graffiti, cars, and the L.A freeways.
Kathryn Zupsic is an art lecturer and gallery guide for San Francisco’s de Young, Legion of Honor and SFMOMA art museums. Her expertise is in bringing to life the museums’ world-class special art exhibitions, from Claude Monet and David Hockney to graffiti artist Keith Haring and tattoo designer Ed Hardy. Kathryn has given hundreds of art presentations to museum patrons and community organizations. She believes that looking at great art should be engaging, fun, and challenging. She lives in San Francisco, and for twenty-five years has been a part-time resident of Ketchum.