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Silao, Guanajuato

Museo José y Tomás Chávez Morado

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Brothers in Art

Two of the most important Mexican artists in the 20th century were actually brothers, both of whom made their mark on the art world during their lifetimes, but in very different ways. This excellent museum honors them both, with a large collection of their sculptures, paintings, engravings and drawings.

José, best known as a muralist and painter, was active in leftist causes, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s, and his works are informed by his politics. Thomás, who took up sculpture inspired by Mesoamerican carvings, took the path of art education, spending most of his career teaching new generations even as he worked to create his own art. The museum has guided tours and occasional lectures on the brothers' careers and work.

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