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Frida and Diego

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit

March 15 – July 12, 2015

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticized Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. Discover how they left their mark on Detroit. And how Detroit left its mark on their art. Exclusively on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has never before been shown at the DIA. Photography is not permitted in the special exhibition galleries.

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A catalog will accompany the exhibition. 

The exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Bank of America. Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Henry and Mary Ellen Bellaimey Family Foundation. Untitled (Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City), 1933; Martin Munkácsi, Hungarian. ©The Estate of Martin Munkácsi, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY and International Center of Photography ©2014 Frida Kahlo Corporation. All rights reserved.