Art in Focus: “Mariano” with Professors Oliver Wunsch and Kevin Lotery

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a unique perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” to highlight art’s expansive reach and interdisciplinary nature.

The following podcast is the second installment of two in the Art in Focus series, where we explore different themes and artwork from the Mariano: Variations on a Theme | Variaciones sobre un tema exhibition. For this episode, we have invited Assistant Professors Oliver Wunsch and Kevin Lotery of the Art, Art History, and Film Department to discuss a series of three sketches commissioned by the Cuban government for an airport mural.

Mariano Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba, August 24, 1912-1990) boceto para mural Historia de la Aviación | sketch for mural History of Aviation, ca. 1954 
ink and watercolor on board | tinta y acuarela sobre cartón, 12.1 ✕ 30.3″
Col. Fundación Mariano Rodríguez
Mariano Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba, August 24, 1912-1990) boceto para mural Historia de la Aviación | sketch for mural History of Aviation, ca. 1954 
ink and watercolor on board | tinta y acuarela sobre cartón, 11 ✕ 30.3″
Col. Fundación Mariano Rodríguez 
Mariano Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba, August 24, 1912-1990) boceto para mural Historia de la Aviación | sketch for mural History of Aviation, ca. 1954 
ink and watercolor on board | tinta y acuarela sobre cartón, 14.3 ✕ 30″
Col. Fundación Mariano Rodríguez

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