Diego Rivera was born on this day in 1886!

Diego Rivera spent more than a decade in Europe developing his own style of cubism infused with symbols of his Mexican nationality. After his return to Mexico in 1922, he joined fellow creative thinkers and state officials in concerted efforts to revitalize and redefine Mexican culture in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Rivera is well known for his murals, but less for his other works such as this painting, Sun, design for H.P. (Horsepower). See other works by Diego Rivera in our collection.

[Diego Rivera. Sun, design for H.P. (Horsepower). Watercolor on paper. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. © 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

(via Diego Rivera | MoMA)


The avant-garde Christmas card

These holiday greeting cards are one-of-a-kind creations sent to MoMA’s Monroe Wheeler decades ago. Well-known avant-garde artists took their own spin on the classic Christmas card, sans Santa Claus and snow mans. Now, 50 cards have been complied into an intimate collection.