Michele Greet to Lecture on Diego Rivera

Michele Greet, associate professor of art history, will lecture on Diego Rivera this coming January 21, 2017, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her lecture will be part of an exhibit on Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time. LACMA describes the panel she will be contribute to:

In conjunction with Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, guest curator Jennifer Stager and contributing author Michele Greet will participate in a special panel on the work of these two artists during the early 20th century. Drawing from works in the exhibition, the discussion will explore Picasso’s dynamic use of ancient Mediterranean sources, Diego Rivera's engagement with modernism while working in Paris and post-revolutionary Mexico, and the interesting points of convergence for both artists. The panel will be moderated by Rachel Kaplan, LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellow.

Michele Greet is associate professor of modern Latin American art at George Mason University and director of the Art History program. Her monograph, Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars, 1918–1939, is forthcoming with Yale University Press; she is also curating a major traveling exhibition on the topic with the American Federation of Arts (2018). Her first book, Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920–1960 came out with Penn State University Press in 2009. Her new research project picks up where this book left off and focuses on the emergence of abstraction in the Andes.