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A Selection of Murals Made by Diego Rivera During the 1930s to Be Shown at MoMA

NEW YORK, N.Y.- For the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA will reunite five “portable murals”-freestanding frescoes with bold images commemorating events in Mexican history-that were made for a monographic exhibition of the artist’s work at the Museum in 1931. On view from November 13, 2011, to May 14, 2012, the exhibition will also feature three eight-foot working drawings, a prototype “portable mural” made in 1930, as well as smaller working drawings, watercolors, and prints by Rivera. It will also include design drawings for his infamous Rockefeller Center mural, a project Rivera began to discuss with the Rockefellers while in residence at the Museum.