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Honor Great Mexican Artists, Such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, During This Exhibit

Experience the lives loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Friday, January 3rd!

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection presents the paintings of two icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). 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, tempestuous personal relationships.

Kahlo and Rivera’s works are varied in scope and inspiration: she is best known for her self-portraits, while he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while Rivera’s pursues larger looks at the history and cultural revolution. Both artists forged the way for Mexican art as a significant element of the 20th century and beyond.

Similarly important is the legacy of two of Kahlo and Rivera’s patrons, Jacques and Natasha Gelman. The Gelmans became Mexican citizens in 1942 and began amassing Mexican art, sustaining a growing collection of Mexican modernists, like Kahlo and Rivera (with whom they became close friends), as well as their compatriots Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Their unparalleled collection shows the richness of Mexican art through painting, drawing, photography, and film.

To recognize the native language and cultural heritage of artists in this exhibition, gallery information is provided in both English and Spanish. The exhibit will be on display until January 19, 2019. Admission is $9.00 - $12.00. For more information, please visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call (919) 839-6262.

The Heights at La Salle Apartment Homes, the premier apartments in Durham, North Carolina, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, January 3, 2020—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
5 Points Gallery
109 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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