Rivera Court at DIA - Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886â1957)
Art in Detroit 2013
Â© Stefan Falke
The Detroit Industry fresco cycle was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886â1957) as a tribute to the city's manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s. Rivera completed the twenty-seven panel work in eleven months, from April 1932 to March 1933. It is considered the finest example of Mexican mural art in the United States, and the artist thought it the best work of his career.