Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads

The Mexican Cultural Institute has an interesting exhibit of the making and destruction of Man at the Crossroads, Diego Rivera’s mural project for the Rockefeller Center. Rivera is known for his spectacular murals depicting Mexican history and traditions, as much as for his political statements. Man at the Crossroads is clearly influenced by the political…

TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food

TAPAS is a very interesting exhibit about the design and engineering of the tools and vessels used for preparing, cooking, and serving food. I enjoyed the contemporary design and innovative materials, with form following function sometimes in surprising ways. While some pieces have a very delicate and sophisticated look, others are an invitation to enjoy…