Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera were contemporaries, erstwhile competitors, equally ambitious and prolific as artists, internationally famous, and well aware of their larger-than-life personalities. Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time presents moments of intersection in the formation of modernism both in Europe and Latin America, and asks how these towering figures of the twentieth century engaged with their respective ancient Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian worlds. The exhibition compares their artistic trajectories beginning with their similar academic training to their shared investment in Cubism and their return to an engagement with antiquity from the 1920s through the 1950s. By placing 150 paintings, etchings, and watercolors in dialogue with each other and with singular ancient objects, Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time aims to advance the understanding of Picasso and Rivera’s practice, particularly in how their contributions were deeply influenced by the forms, myths, and structures of the arts of antiquity.

Diego Rivera, The Liberation of the Peon, 1931.
Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1903 - 1904.



Meet at the L A County Museum of Art

and enjoy Picasso and Rivera as well as the Ancient Americas collection


Remember to include connections to the Chicano/a Movement
and Emigdio Vasquez's work in your Field Journal notes!



You may also be interested in viewing the following murals in the vicinity:
  • Siqueiros: La Voz de la Gente!, located in an alley off La Cienega Boulevard in Culver City
2631 1/2 Cullen St.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Pope of Broadway by Eloy Torrez, across the street from the landmark Bradbury Building in Downtown L.A. (where scenes of Bladerunner were filmed) on the Victor Clothing Building in 1984
242 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • The grounds of the White Memorial Medical Center contain many paintings, sculptures and tile work for patients to peruse as they convalesce. One of the most prominent is a tile mural on the Cesar Chavez Avenue side, Comunidad by Jose Ramirez.
1720 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • As part of the landmark 2011 Pacific Standard Time initiative, famed muralist Willie Herrón III created Asco: East of No West, a mural located in the alley at City Terrace Drive, behind the Alvarez Bakery in East L.A.
4111 City Terrace Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
  • Yreina D. Cervantez, La Ofrenda, 1989.
Toluca & 2nd Street
(under bridge)
Downtown Los Angeles