Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diego Rivera Birthday, Mumia Win and the movie The Help

Happy Birthday Diego Rivera! One of my favorite muralist/artist would have been 125 this December 8th 2011. FYI please go see this wonderful exhibit at the MOMA and experience the visual brilliance of this Artist.

The Leonard Lopate Show
Diego Rivera's Murals at MoMA

Curator Leah Dickerman discusses the murals and career of Diego Rivera. “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” is on view at MoMA through May 14. The exhibition features murals, which are up to six feet by eight feet in size and weigh as much as 1,000 pounds, made of frescoed plaster, concrete, and steel. There are also three working drawings, a “portable mural” made in 1930, and smaller prints, watercolors, and drawings.


Please note Mumia's win as noted after breaking news yesterday and his 30 years of persistent appeals, prosecutors rule out execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal. a bittersweet victory as stated in this weeks Amsterdam News and this discussion on WBAI.


Recently viewed the movie "The Help." A deeply moving and vibrant movie I watched with my son last night. Awakening emotions exposing tears which ran without my realization. The immense power of the depiction during this pivotal period still resonance in the forum of our minds feeling the deep injustice of humankind towards another human. I strongly urge everyone no matter what color to view this film.

Peace Lepadah

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