Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of José Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection

East Building Gallery. March 3 – June 4, 2023

Drawn from a recent, major donation from the private collection of Salma and Michael Wornick, Anatomy of a Fresco features a rare group of figurative sketches for portraits and preparatory cartoons for large-scale murals made during the Mexican Mural Movement by one of ‘los tres grandes’, or ‘the big three’, José Clemente Orozco. This exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity for the close study of the fresco making process with large-scale digital reproductions of the final murals. Co-curated by Dr. Orlando Hernández-Ying and Dr. Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez, this show brings to the forefront the important social & political issues of post-Revolutionary Mexico that inform contemporary practices of muralism as a societal