Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opens at Detroit Institute of Arts

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A landmark exhibition dedicated to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) this March, exploring for the first time the pivotal and highly productive period the Mexican artists spent in Detroit in the early 1930s. Centered on Rivera’s monumental Detroit Industry murals—widely regarded as the artist’s most accomplished cycle and commissioned by the DIA in 1932—Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit brings together some 65 works by the two artists created immediately before, during, and after their stay in Detroit, including a series of Rivera’s full-scale preparatory drawings for Detroit Industry, which will be on view for the first time in nearly 30 years. The DIA is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through July 12, 2015. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.dia.org or call 313-833-7900.

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