This website is dedicated to my work in Spanish 7: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States. In this class, we are focusing on Los Tres Grandes–Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
For my research project, I will be focusing on the work of Jose Clemente Orozco and the work of Walter Beach Humphrey–specifically The Epic of American Civilization and The Hovey Murals. They are both controversial for different reasons, and I am interested in diving deeper into the controversies of both. Specifically, I want to argue that The Hovey Murals should be out in the open (with the proper education available) so that everyone can see them.
I have the unique opportunity to be able to see both of these murals in person, and I am very excited to be able to do more research on each of them. It is exciting to be a part of this campus and to be able to interact with a big part of our history.