The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has landed a traveling exhibition of the female mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. Their historic contributions to art and their cult following has even had a movie dedicated to both starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo.Take note curator of the PAMM, this the kind of historically significant artists the Perez Art Museum should land for future exhibits and acquire in a dream scenario. Lately, its been a lot of minimalistic work at the PAMM, that which requires the commitment from visitors to read a two paragraph essay included below the title of the piece to understand it. The Miami mindset doesn’t have time for that. Actually the current fast pace social media era does not have time for that. Give the public what they want. Visually striking thought-provoking work and in this case historically relevant. Great job on the part of Fort Lauderdale for bringing this exhibition to South Florida.
Exhibition February 26 – May 31, 2015
More about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Few artists have captured the public’s imagination with the force of painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). Featuring over 30 masterful works by Kahlo and Rivera from the renowned Gelman Foundation Collection in Mexico City, along with works from NSU’s own superb Mexican Modernism collection (a gift of Stanley and Pearl Goodman), this exhibition speaks of these artists’ fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico and the ideals of its 1910 revolution. Among the works featured in the exhibition are Kahlo’s Autorretrato con Monos (Self Portrait with Monkeys), 1943, Diego en mi Pensamiento (Diego on My Mind), 1943, Rivera’s Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), 1930, and Retratro de Natasha Gelman (Portrait of Natasha Gelman), 1943.
Highlights from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Collection (gift to NSU Museum of Art) include works by such masters as Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, Leonora Carrington, Rivera, and Kahlo. The exhibition will also inaugurate the Museum’s Stanley and Pearl Goodman Center for the Study of Latin American Art, the only such resource in the region, which will invite scholars and curators to research the collection and other areas of interest involving Latin American Art.
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via: Miami Herald