Diego Rivera’s Print, Open Air School, 1932 inspired Maria Fe Pica to write her poem, What We Know Now, But Didn’t Know Then.

For Maria, the print looked like a person telling a story around a campfire. She was reminded of how technology has erased the personalized touch of telling stories by “word of mouth” and how we are now so inundated by technology that these traditions and stories have gotten lost in society, and maybe we need to rekindle that feeling, that method of not only telling stories but also communicating in general on a personal level.


Diego Rivera, Open Air School, 1932

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