Historian to Examine Latin Art Tuesday
Findlay, Melynda, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the West Chicago Public Library plans to have a fiesta of its own.
On Tuesday, the library will host art historian Jeff Mishur, who will present "Latin American Art: Paintings from the Twentieth Century."
It's an interactive slide show that will highlight the Mexican muralist movement and provide background on a number of well-known Latin American artists, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
"Having taught in an accelerated degree program for more than 10 years, as well as in the traditional classroom setting, I have developed a lecture style that is more discussion-based than podium-based," said Mishur, who is an adjunct faculty member at Lewis University in Romeoville.
"I also ask questions of the audience that are not the yes/no type, but will advance the discussion and, perhaps, encourage a comment by another attendee."
The Mexican muralist movement, which took place during the early to mid-20th century, was unique for a variety of reasons, Mishur said.
"It demonstrates that artists in Mexico were attuned to worldwide art concerns of the 1930s, such as an interest in subject matter that deals with the very region where it was being produced," he said. …