Guided bilingual tours of the “Alfredo Ramos Martínez: On Paper” exhibition will be offered in Spanish and English from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. The day will also feature live music by Jorge Pokok Mijangos, art activities and refreshments. The event is free with museum admission.
A free curator-led tour of the exhibition will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
Mr. Ramos Martínez (1871–1946) was a pivotal figure in the modernist development of Mexican art. He spent his formative years immersed in the artistic life of Paris, returning to Mexico in 1910. After becoming director of the famed Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, he established the nation’s first open air schools and encouraged his pupils to create work that captured observations of daily life.
In 1929, Mr. Ramos Martínez and his family relocated to Los Angeles. For the next two decades, his subject matter focused on the people and culture of Mexico. His canvases depict indigenous traditions, local crafts and religious icons painted in striking hues of umber and sienna accented by bold highlights of color.
The exhibit is on view at the museum through Feb. 9. For more information, call Katrina Carl at 805-884-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.