Visual Archaeology Interpretation



Painted Murals, Diego Rivera

Where are they now,
Where have they gone?
We find fragments of them
In bone. In stone.
But where are they gathered drumming?
Where are they singing
their song?
Where are they now?
Where have they gone?

My Mexico~Mexico Mio
Pat Mora 1999

Grade Level 3-6
Language Arts • Social Studies • Art

Murals have been a communication tool for communities for thousands of years. In his murals, Diego Rivera, primarily depicts the historical perspective of the Mexican people. In the 1930’s, Rivera began creating murals on the walls of hospitals, schools, and government buildings in his native land. He did this so all people could enjoy his art- work. Diego Rivera was a storyteller and used his murals to tell the story of Mexico.

Diego Rivera

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