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The tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, “Mex­i­can Moder­nity: 20th Cen­tury Paint­ings from the Za­panta Mex­i­can Art Col­lec­tion,” is on view this month at the Yuchengco Mu­seum, pre­sented in part­ner­ship with the Em­bassy of Mex­ico in the Philip­pines. Fea­tur­ing art­works from Mex­ico’s fore­most artists in­clud­ing Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Cle­mente Orozco, and Rufino Ta­mayo, the show shad­ows ma­jor pe­ri­ods in the de­vel­op­ment of the Latin Amer­i­can coun­try’s art scene, from its early Euro­pean-in­spired works to the more so­cially aware in­dige­nous themes fa­vored by con­tem­po­rary artists. More than 40 paint­ings, draw­ings, fine art prints, and mixed me­dia works make up this ex­hibit, sourced from the per­sonal col­lec­tion of Dr. Richard and Re­becca Za­panta of Los Angeles. A fourth-gen­er­a­tion Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can, Dr. Za­panta traces part of his family’s roots to the Philip­pines. Through the show, he hopes to re­mind to­day’s gen­er­a­tion of the im­por­tant cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal links be­tween our two coun­tries, forged by the Manila-Aca­pulco Galleon Trade that flour­ished from the 1600s to the 1800s. “Mex­i­can Moder­nity” is co-cu­rated by Gregorio Luke, a spe­cial­ist in Mex­i­can and Latin Amer­i­can art and cul­ture, and Dr. Flo­rian Knothe, di­rec­tor of the Uni­ver­sity Mu­seum and Art Gallery of the Uni­ver­sity of Hong Kong. On­go­ing un­til Novem­ber 24, RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Av­enues, Makati; 889.1234; yucheng­co­mu­seum.org; @Yucheng­co­Mu­seum on so­cial me­dia.

BOR­DER CROSS­ING Clock­wise from top left: Diego Rivera’s Niña con Flores (Girl with Flow­ers); David Al­faro Siqueiros’ Fi­lantropía en Vacaciones (Phi­lan­thropy on Va­ca­tion); Raúl An­guiano’s La Espina (Thorn); Gustavo Mon­toya’s Dos Niños, Uno Ju­gando (Two...

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