"Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
CHS CHS 104 Chase Auditorium
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Susan Penn

Distinguished Visitor John Lear, professor, University of Puget Sound

John Lear is Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940 (January 2017); Workers, Neighbors and Citizens: The Revolution in Mexico City (2001): and Chile’s Free Market Miracle: A Second Look (1995, co-authored with Joseph Collins), along with several articles and book chapters. His current research project, “Los dos Diegos,” is a dual biography of Diego Rivera and Bertram Wolfe from the Mexican Revolution to the Cold War. Professor Lear earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. Magna Cum Laude in History and Literature from Harvard University.

His lecture will explore his most recent book, providing an expansive and detailed discussion of the art of the Mexican Revolution, one that pays special attention to the relationship between artists and trade unions during a crucial era of revolutionary change and social transformation. He will also reflect on the lessons this historical experience may hold for social movements in the twenty first century.

Tea at 4:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies Program in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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