Mexico City - Exhibition

Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror

Museo Tamayo

06 Oct 201817 Feb 2019

For her first significant exhibition in Mexico, Museo Tamayo displays works by New York-based Nancy Spero which cover fifty years of her art. Having embraced the feminist cause, her practice aims to claim social justice and equity for women. Through her subjects, Spero has been building an archive of characters, inspired by different eras and cultures and replicated throughout her pieces, which act as female protagonists of her works.

Spero begun as figurative painter in the early 60s, portraying archetypical lone figures and lovers, representative of her isolation as a woman artist. The horrors of the war in Vietnam are expressed in her works on paper, based on a lexicon of brutal figures and symbols. Keeping in breaking boundaries and conventions through her art, in the late 80s the artist begun to exhibit installations directly on gallery and museum architectures.



  • Nancy Spero, Nancy Spero, "The Goddess Nut II", 1990, Photo Credit: Michael Bodycomb, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co. © The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts / VAGA at ARS, NY

Related Artists

Nancy Spero, photo by Abe Frajndlich

Nancy Spero


Julie Ault

Contacts & Details

sun, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


$65; Free admission to students, teachers, children under 12 and third age people with current ID.


Gaitan Juan Andrés

T: +52 55 4122 8200 M: W: Museo Tamayo