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"Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio" opens at Arthur Ross Gallery

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.

This exhibition presents Paul Strand's famous Mexican Portfolio, which includes photogravure impressions of people, landscapes, architecture, and religious objects that he encountered in Mexico during his travels there in 1933. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on these photographs during the period when the post-revolution government was trying to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico's unique character. Mexican People produced by the Taller de Gráfica Popular and photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo will be included in the exhibition, lent from the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection.

On view through March 29, 2015. 

Photos from the opening reception and gallery walkthrough on Friday, January 31, 2015:

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Banner image: Paul Strand, Women of Santa Ana, Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, 1933, detail.