• Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism (Oct 26–Jan 19)

  • Sun, 01/19/2020 at 10:00 am
  • North Carolina Museum of Art
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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism (Oct 26–Jan 19) - North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman CollectionOctober 26, 2019–January 19, 2020Ticketed with Scott Avett: INVISIBLE. East Building, Meymandi Exhibition GalleryExperience the lives, loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera. The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate personal relationships. Both artists forged the way for Mexican art as a significant element of the 20th century and beyond. Similarly important is the legacy of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, who became Mexican citizens in 1942 and began amassing Mexican art by their close friends Kahlo and Rivera, as well as Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others.Conozca las vidas, los amores y la influencia de dos íconos del arte del siglo XX. Pocos artistas lograron cautivar al público con la fuerza que lo hicieron los pintores mexicanos Frida Kahlo y su esposo, Diego Rivera, quien también era muralista. Los mitos construidos en torno a ellos a lo largo de sus vidas se generaron no solo a partir de sus trabajos artísticos, sino también a partir de las amistades (y los conflictos) que mantuvieron con prominentes figuras políticas, así como sus apasionadas relaciones personales. Ambos artistas abrieron el camino para el arte mexicano y lo convirtieron en un elemento fundamental del siglo XX y más allá. Igual de importante fue el legado de Jacques y Natasha Gelman, ambos convertidos en ciudadanos mexicanos en 1942, y quienes comenzaron a acumular arte mexicano gracias a sus amigos Kahlo y Rivera, así como Rufino Tamayo y David Alfaro Siqueiros, entre otros.Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.