Tuesday, April 7

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit

"The Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition will explore the tumultuous and highly productive year that Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit, a pivotal turning point in each artist's career. Between April 1932 and March 1933, Rivera created one of his most accomplished mural cycles—Detroit Industry—on the four walls of a centrally located courtyard at the DIA. At the same time and largely unnoticed, Kahlo developed her now-celebrated artistic identity. By including works before, during and after their time in Detroit, the exhibition also looks at the evolution of each artist’s career, a subject that has never been fully studied in an exhibition or catalogue. Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for Detroit Industry will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. ..."
Frida Kahlo
NPR: In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City (Video)
Rivera, Kahlo exhibit mirrors spirit of DIA, Detroit (Video)
NY Times - Review: ‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit’
Yale: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit
Guide to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit at the DIA (Video)

2008 April: Frida Kahlo, 2008 May: Diego Rivera, 2013 April: Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe unlocked and on display after nearly 60 years.