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Diego Rivera show at SFMOMA highlights his time in the Bay Area

“Diego Rivera’s America” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens July 16, bringing together more than 150 of the global artist’s works. The exhibition focuses on Rivera’s practice from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, the richest years of his prolific career. During these two key decades, Rivera created a new vision for North America, informed by his travels in Mexico and the United States.  He considered art to be an essential tool in the utopian struggle for greater social equality and justice. “He was deeply concerned with transforming society and shaping identity — Mexican identity, of course,…