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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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THE MANTON FOUNDATION OROZCO LECTURE James Oles, Senior Lecturer, Art Department, and Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Davis Museum, Wellesley College In 1921, Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros called on his fellow artists to "absorb the synthetic energy" of pre-Columbian civilizations while "avoiding lamentable archaeological reconstructions." This lecture explores the diverse ways that muralists envisioned the architecture of ancient American cities in several murals created in the United States in the 1930s, including Orozco's celebrated frescoes at Dartmouth.

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