Mexican painter Diego Rivera is considered one of the most aesthetically, socially and politically ambitious artists of the twentieth century. The SFMOMA exhibit "Diego Rivera's America" presents the most in-depth examination of the artist's work in over two decades, focusing on Rivera's work from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was conceiving a new vision for North America from his travels in Mexico and the US.
The exhibition opens with Rivera's return to Mexico in 1921, then covers his rise to international fame for social realist paintings focused on Mexican traditional culture and the working class, his trips to San Francisco in 1930–31 and 1940, and concludes with works done at the beginning of the Cold War.
You will see more than 150 of Rivera's paintings, frescoes and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the United States. Ten thematic galleries are dedicated to places like Tehuantepec and Manhattan that captured his imagination, and to his favorite subjects, such as street markets, popular celebrations and images of labor and industry.
For more in depth information about the exhibit and Diego Rivera's work, click here
to visit the SFMOMA website.
This excursion is offered at a greatly reduced price due to the generous support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.
For Adults 65+
Tuesday, December 6
9:30 AM–4:00 PM
at 9:30 AM in the lower lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall | Please be punctual and allow sufficient time for parking; the bus leaves soon after check-in.
$50 | $35 for SFMOMA members*
Price includes round trip transportation by private charter bus from the OFJCC, ticket to the the Diego Rivera exhibit plus MOMA's 7 floors of galleries.
No host lunch at the museum cafe.
If you need personal assistance of any kind, you must bring an escort.
To register for the trip, call the Customer Service Desk at (650) 223-8700.
*If you are a current member of SFMOMA (this is a separate membership from the Fine Arts Museums of SF), contact Michelle Rosengaus with your museum membership number before registering to qualify for the discount.
$20 non-refundable cancellation fee until November 21. No refunds after this date.
COVID Safety Protocols:
Currently there is no required proof of vaccination or masks at the museum. The safety protocols are subject to change and will be updated as needed.