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Anna Indych-López
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2003
Research Interests: 20th-Century Latin American Art

Professor of 20th-Century Latin American Art

Professor Anna Indych-López specializes in the modern art of Latin America, specifically Mexico. Her work focuses on exhibition culture, cross-cultural perceptions, reception analysis, and the relationship between art and politics. She received the College Art Association’s Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant for her book Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-1940 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009). In 2011, she co-authored with Leah Dickerman Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, the book accompanying the exhibition with the same title at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


“Technology, Labor, and Realism:  Diego Rivera’s Secretaría de Educación Pública Murals.” In Araceli Tinajero and J. Brian Freeman, eds.  Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Mexico.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.

With Leah Dickerman. Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art. Ex. cat. New York: MoMA, 2012.
“Mexican Muralism in The United States:  The Controversies and Paradoxes of Patronage and Reception.” In Mexican Muralism:  A Critical History, edited by Alejandro Anreus, Robin A. Greeley, and Leonard Folgarait, 208-226.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.  
“Alfredo Ramos Martinez: Indians, Hollywood, and the Los Angeles Times,” in MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985 exh. cat. Long Beach, CA: The Museum of Latin American Art, 2011. (Part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative).

Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art

"Hecho para E.U.A.: de Orozco, Los horrores de la Revolución." La zarza rediviva: J.C. Orozco a contraluz. Ernesto Lumbreras, ed. Mexico: Instituto Cultural Cabañas, 2010.

"Making Nueva York Moderna: Latin American Artists, The International Avant- Gardes, and The New School." Nueva York. Edward Sullivan, ed. New York: New York Historical Society, 2010.

Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-1940. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

“’An Abstract Courbet’: The Cubist Spaces of Diego Rivera’s Murals.” Diego Rivera in Paris: The Cubist Portraits. Exh. Cat. Dallas: The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, 2009.

“Mural Gambits: Mexican Muralism in the United States and the ‘Portable’ Fresco.” Art Bulletin LXXXIX, no. 2 (June 2007): 286-304.

“‘None of Those Little Donkeys for Me’: Tamayo, Cultural Prestige, and Perceptions of Modern Mexican Art in the United States.” Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted. Mexico: Turner Libros and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2007, 343-365.

“Between Worlds: Anita Brenner, Transcultural Identity, and Mexican Art in New York.” Anita Brenner: Visión de una época. Mexico: Editorial RM, 2007, 41-51.