Metaphysical Orozco: José Clemente Orozco
Curated by Laura Ayala, MUSA
Co-Curated by Marisa Caichiolo
The Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico (MUSA) presents Metaphysical Orozco, shown for the first time ever in the United States.

The images, projected by a multi-layer mapping, belong to the murals made by the artist between 1935 and 1937 at the auditorium known as Paraninfo, inside the building in which is located the Museum of the Arts.

The installation involves the public in an exploration of the fields of thought found within Orozco’s murals, as well as the history and themes that inspired them.

The projection of the master works will be accompanied by a musical soundtrack, giving visitors a comprehensive sensory experience that will be complemented by informative graphic material.

During the post-revolutionary years, muralism, based on the creation of monumental pictorial works, conveyed ideas regarding national identity while also highlighting the principles that define human dignity and the transcendence of social struggles throughout the world.

One of the main functions of the University of Guadalajara is the dissemination and promotion of culture. This mission has the museum to design and deliver a number of projects that today enjoy worldwide prestige, such as the Guadalajara International Book Fair(FIL) and the Guadalajara International Film Festival(FICG).

As an emblematic institution in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, MUSA is widely recognized for creating museum experiences designed to generate knowledge and inspire reflection, and thus help to transform the social environment.