Mayan Modernism in America
5 July 2013
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Leon Underwood, 'Moctezuma's Voices', 1930. Watercolour, 55.88 x 38.74 cm.
Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London, Roy Fox
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Warren Carter, Julia Bailey and Greg Votolato explore the various ways US artists and architects working in the 1920s and 1930s, including Frank Lloyd Wright, were inspired by Mexico’s Mayan heritage, and how the advent of modernism allowed that past to be considered – and deployed – in innovative ways.
Part of the programme supporting Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940
(6 July – 29 September 2013).
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