Another promised land : Anita Brenner's Mexico = Otra tierra prometida : el México de Anita Brenner /

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner's Mexico' offers a new perspective on the art and visual culture of Mexico and its relationship to the United States as seen through the life and work of the Mexican-born, American Jewish writer Anita Brenner (1905-1974). Brenner was an integral part of...

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Imprint:Los Angeles : Skirball Cultural Center, with the assistance of the Getty Foundation, 2017.
Description:292 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Language:English
Spanish
Subject:Brenner, Anita, -- 1905-1974 -- Exhibitions.
Brenner, Anita, -- 1905-1974.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Project) -- Exhibitions.
Arts, Mexican -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Arts, Mexican.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11374919
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Varying Form of Title:Otra tierra prometida : el México de Anita Brenner
Other authors / contributors:Cordero, Karen, editor.
Mart, Laura, editor.
Berger, Doris, 1972- contributor.
Skirball Cultural Center, host institution, issuing body.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Project)
ISBN:099866930X
9780998669304
Notes:Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name organized and presented at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, September 14, 2017-February 25, 2018, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-285).
In English and Spanish.
Summary:Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner's Mexico' offers a new perspective on the art and visual culture of Mexico and its relationship to the United States as seen through the life and work of the Mexican-born, American Jewish writer Anita Brenner (1905-1974). Brenner was an integral part of the circle of Mexican modernists in the 1920s and played an important role in promoting and translating Mexican art, culture, and history for audiences in the United States. Brenner was close to the leading intellectuals and artists active in Mexico, including José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jean Charlot, and Tina Modotti. An influential and prolific writer on Mexican culture, Brenner is best known for her book 'Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots' (1929). The Skirball's exhibition will provide an immersive experience of historic discovery and underscore Brenner's importance as a Jewish woman in Mexico who inspired artists and was instrumental in introducing the North American public to Mexican history and culture.