Exhibit examines Diego Rivera’s lost NYC mural

The recreated version of the Rivera painting originally known as 'Man at the Crossroads.' Image by Gumr51. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The recreated version of the Rivera painting originally known as ‘Man at the Crossroads.’ Image by Gumr51. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington is opening a new exhibit exploring a famous artwork by Diego Rivera.

On Thursday, the center will open an exhibit focused on Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads, which was a large mural that was painted in New York’s Rockefeller Center. The painting was started in 1933 but was eventually destroyed amid disagreements between Rivera and the building’s management, in part because of the inclusion of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.

The new exhibit is bringing Rivera’s original sketches for the painting from a museum in Mexico City. The exhibit will also include documents, letters and photographs that have never been seen outside of Mexico to examine the story behind Rivera’s work.

Bank of America funded a restoration of Rivera’s original sketches in Mexico City.

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The recreated version of the Rivera painting originally known as 'Man at the Crossroads.' Image by Gumr51. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The recreated version of the Rivera painting originally known as ‘Man at the Crossroads.’ Image by Gumr51. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.