Zapatista Women in Living Color

Laila La Quebaila/ International Museum of Women

Mexico’s 1910 Revolution led to a revolution in art as well, specifically, the Mural Movement. The new government invited artists to paint for the people: Their brilliantly colored, bold images illustrate, inspire and teach Mexico’s history. The tradition continues today in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost, and poorest state. Today’s revolutionaries are the Zapatistas; the artists are the people themselves, many of them women.

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