Destination Art: This Year’s Essential Exhibitions.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the Detroit Institute Of Arts. On until 12 July. When it comes to art and vision, this iconic Mexican couple had it all. The city of Detroit was the site of a real turning point in both of their respective careers, as well as a point of contention – a fitting place to hose an this exclusive exhibition. DIA goes back in time with 70 works of their art, including hidden gems from Kahlo, plus Rivera’s drawings for the Detroit Industry frescos. dia.org
[Left: Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States, Frida Kahlo, 1932, oil on metal, Private Collection
Right: Detroit Industry, south wall (detail), Diego Rivera, 1932-33, fresco. Detroit Institute of Arts (Edsel Ford in gray suit; William Valentiner in blue suit, holding contract for the murals]