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BCHS hosts Diego Rivera traveling exhibit

Filed in BCHS by on October 23, 2018

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At Bethlehem Central High School, the World Language Department displayed a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the spectacular murals of Diego Rivera, the artist who is considered a national treasure of Mexico. In celebration of the last week of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the students and staff enjoyed the giant reproductions. Featuring the beautiful “Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park,” the exhibit celebrates art, Spanish language, and Mexican culture and history.

The exhibit also features a scene from a mural painted in the University at Chapingo in Mexico in 1926 as well as a wonderful selection, called “The Flower Vendor,” from the series that featured calla lilies and native Mexicans. Students from World Language and art classes not only engaged with the beauty and symbolism of the artwork, but learned about how Diego Rivera’s artwork drew attention to social inequalities, issues which remain relevant in our modern lives.