David Alfaro Siqueiros, The Warriors, circa 1932. Graphite and ink on paper. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Albert M. Bender Collection.


From September 24, 2010 to January 9, 2011 – The Autry National Center in Griffith Park

In 1932, David Alfaro Siqueiros spentseven months in Los Angeles. neither he nor the city would ever be the same.
He was on his way to becoming part of the great trinity of Mexican muralists, which also included Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.
These months were a turning point, both for Siqueiros and for the budding Los Angeles art scene. While completing three murals here, Siqueiros explored new techniques and experimented with perspective, all the while fomenting a new artistic and political aesthetic that took root in the city but eventually resulted in his near deportation.

The Autry’s new exhibition, featuring more than 100 works and materials drawn from archives across the continent, explores this fertile period in the life and work of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Join us for our contribution to the citywide celebration of the Mexican Bicentennial.

The Autry Hours