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“FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA, AND MEXICAN MODERNISM FROM THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION”
Some 150 works from the famously contentious couple–among them, seven of Frida Kahlo’s most memorable self-portraits and Diego Rivera’s iconic Calla Lily Vendor–remain on view at the Frist Art Museum‘s Ingram Gallery in Nashville through September 2.
A cultural treasure of the Mexican Renaissance, Kahlo achieved renown in the decades following her death in 1954, not only for her visionary artworks, but also for the way she powered through the pain caused by multiple physical disabilities to create them. Rivera, meanwhile, was a revered muralist in the years after Mexico’s civil war, his panoramic frescoes offering powerful statements on social and political life.
Along with photos taken at Kahlo’s former Coyoacan home, Casa Azul, guests will enjoy a gallery focused on Kahlo’s personal style–garments, hairstyles, jewelry–complete with an interactive touchscreen to aid inquiries into her exuberant fashion sensibility.