Discover the classic work of Mexican artists of the 1700s in Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from April 24 – July 22, 2018.
Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici
This is the first major exhibition to cover the topic of Mexican painters of the 1700s. It was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fomento Cultural Banamex.
After the conquest of Mexico (New Spain) in 1519 – 1521, artists from Spain set up workshops in Mexico. Some of these workshops lasted for generations and produced their own elite artists.
This work is a reflection of the imposed Spanish culture, but also something that is uniquely Mexican. In a sign of increasing confidence, the artists began signing their work and added “pinxit Mexici” (painted in Mexico) to their signatures.
This is a major exhibition with several sections:
- Great Masters
- Master Storytellers
- Noble Pursuits and the Academy
- Paintings of the Land
- The Power of Portraiture
- The Allegorical World
- Imagining the Sacred
The exhibition comes to The Met Museum after shows at the Palacio de Cultura Citibanamex – Palacio de Iturbide in Mexico City (June – October, 2017), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 2017 – March 2018).
The exhibition is on view in Gallery 999. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.
For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org
Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici Tickets
Tickets are available at the door or online.
Regular admission (including tickets purchased online) is $25 for adults, $17 for Seniors (65 and over), $12 for students, and free for children under 12 with an adult.
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