Ms. Michaela Gonzales created this video lecture with the support of Sophie Touzé, art historian at City College who is teaching a variety of courses such as Women through Art History and Latin American Art History among others. Together they leveraged an interactive tool called VoiceThread and Michaela created a lesson focusing on aspects of the Diego Rivera’s Pan American Unity mural.

This lesson discusses deeply feminine characters in the mural such as Coatlicue the primordial goddess in the middle, the Indigenous Tehuantepec region woman referenced in Kahlo’s dress code as well as real life persons such a Frida Kahlo herself and other characters such as the diver Helen Crlenkovich on the upper left.

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