Measuring 7’6” by 5’6”, Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros’s painting Portrait of George Gershwin in a Concert Hall is the largest work in the Mexico Modern exhibition. It also encapsulates the show’s theme of artistic dialogue between Mexico and the United States, doing so with a distinctive backstory. [Read more…] about Curator’s Choice: Gershwin’s mythical concert
Meet the Staff is a Q&A series on Cultural Compass that highlights the work, experience, and lives of staff at the Harry Ransom Center.
Peter Mears served in the United States Army before receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. After traveling through Central America he arrived in Austin and gained experience at what is now called the Contemporary Austin Museum. Mears joined the Ransom Center in 1995 and serves as Curator of Art. [Read more…] about Meet the staff: Curator of Art Peter Mears