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  • ICAA Record ID
    749027
    TITLE
    Marion Greenwood terminó su obra mural en Morelia : la mencionada artista norteamericana ejecutó admirables frescos en el antiguo Colegio de San Nicolás de Morelia / El corresponsal
    IN
    El Nacional : Diario Popular (México, D. F., México). -- Feb. 7, 1934
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 5
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    El Corresponsal. "Marion Greenwood terminó su obra mural en Morelia: La mencionada artista norteamericana ejecutó admirables frescos en el antiguo Colegio de San Nicolás de Morelia." El Nacional: Diario popular (Mexico City), February 7, 1934, 5.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Colegio de San Nicolás de Hidalgo; Corona, Gustavo; Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970
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Synopsis

This document details the activities of the two American sisters, Marion and Grace Greenwood, in Morelia (Michoacán). It offers, in addition, a rough description of the murals shown at the Museo Regional de Michoacán [Regional Museum of Michoacán]. The work was commissioned, fulfilling the wishes of the state government as well as the authorities at the Universidad Michoacana [University of Michoacán].

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Part of the cultural plan of the State of Michoacán was an invitation to foreign artists to paint the walls of its alma mater in Morelia. The sisters Grace and Marion Greenwood (1909-1970)—Diego Rivera’s New York contacts—had been members of the Arts Students League of New York, and were familiar with Mexican mural painting. Marion painted representations of the rural economy of Pátzcuaro, in Michoacán, on the wall located in the inner courtyard of the central building of the Universidad Michoacana. Her sister Grace developed the state’s industrial themes. It is important to point out that the sisters stayed in the country and also participated actively on the mural project (1934-1936) completed by several artists at the Mercado Abelardo L. Rodríguez of Mexico City.  In this first article dedicated to the American artists, the dialogue and exchanges between Mexico and the United states are eloquent, as well as the idealized and nationalistic vision which so much surprised the American artists, who thus built a new imagery about the country.

Researcher
Dafne Cruz Porchini
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México