Following the height of the Mexican School’s influence in the first half of the 20th century, Mexican art took a series of important turns. Look at four key periods of art making in Mexico in the second half of the 20th century: the Ruptura generation of the 1950s and ’60s; the Grupos phenomenon and the rise of Mexican Conceptualism after 1968; Neomexicanismo in the 1980s; and finally the 1990s generation which burst onto the international art scene through figures such as Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alys, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Teresa Margolles.

Robin Greeley, associate professor, Art History, University of Connecticut; affiliate faculty, HTC Program, Department of Architecture, MIT

Above: Rufino Tamayo, Demi Poisson, 1969. 2006.1400. Color lithograph. Museum purchase with funds from The Print and Drawing Club.

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