Keene school hosts traveling exhibit on Diego Rivera

Students serve as docents

Detail of Diego Rivera’s mural “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park.” (Diego Rivera Mural Museum, Mexico City, via Wikimedia Commons)

KEENE VALLEY — Keene Central School will display a Teachers Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the murals of Diego Rivera, considered a national treasure of Mexico.

Students and staff will see the giant reproductions of the murals this coming week, March 11 to 15. The exhibit celebrates art, Spanish language, Mexican culture and history.

Sixth- and eighth-grade students will be the docents for this exhibit and have been working on creating the scripts they will present to various classes this coming week. They have been learning about Rivera’s life in Spanish classes, his murals in art, his political connections in high school history, his poetry in high school English, and Mexican history in middle school classes. Further connections are being made in elementary reading and writing classes.

Tours will be at 1 and 2:20 p.m. daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, March 11, 12, 13 and 15. On Thursday, March 14, there will be a single tour at 12:30 p.m. for parents and other community members. Please RSVP to Julianne Fraser at jfraser@keenecentralschool.org to confirm your time.

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