Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Lynda Klich

Second Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Academic Program Adviser

Nebahat Avcioğlu


The Siqueiros Experimental Workshop, initiated by David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) in 1936, is often considered a pivotal moment for the artist. This thesis unveils new documentation about the Workshop, illuminating heretofore-unobserved aspects of the group’s governance, political aims, and theoretical framework put forth by Siqueiros in his critical “Manifiesto de New York.”



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