This course is an in-depth look at the period known as the “Mexican Renaissance,” when numerous artists and intellectuals responded to the goals, proposals, and failures of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). It will provide an overview of Mexican muralism and will also consider its legacies, both within Mexico and abroad. We will also discuss how muralism has been used locally, including in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and in the upcoming community mural in Mount Vernon. Students will engage in conversations on key issues such as class, race, gender, sexuality, modernization, and cultural nationalism in post-Revolutionary Mexican society. The course combines short lectures with an emphasis on readings, group activities, discussions, and field trips.