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"Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism" at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh

26 October 2019 | 19 January 2020

This exhibition shows celebrated works from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, one of the most significant private holdings of twentieth-century Mexican art. The Gelmans became Mexican citizens in 1942 and began amassing Mexican art, sustaining a growing collection of works by Mexican modernists, including Kahlo, Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others.

Among the more than 150 works on view will be seven painted self-portraits by Kahlo, Rivera's Calla Lily Vendor, and numerous portraits of the Gelmans, plus more than fifty photographs that provide insight into Kahlo and Rivera's passionate love affair and how the couple lived, worked, and dressed.

The exhibition includes more than fifty photographs of Kahlo, most of which were taken by noted photographers, such as Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Edward Weston.

The exhibition is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL).


Click here for a video showing a 2016 edition in Australia illustrated by Robert Littman, President of the Vergel Foundation.

Click here to plan your visit and to see a slide show of 14 works from the exhibition.