José Clemente Orozco: The Drawings for Prometheus
This exhibition celebrated the recent acquisition of preparatory drawings by José Clemente Orozco for the great Prometheus mural on the Pomona College campus (see “Collections”). It represented the first time that all seventeen studies were seen together since they became a part of the College’s permanent collection. For this occasion, a monographic study of Orozco’s mural and related works was published. Containing essays by David Scott, Mary K. Coffey, Renato González Mello, and Marjorie Harth, the book appears in both English and Spanish. Shortly after the close of the show, nine of Pomona’s drawings became part of a major exhibition of Orozco’s work in the U.S. organized by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, in collaboration with the Museo de Arte Álvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, that traveled to the Los Angeles area in 2002.