Hispanic Community Welcomes Bilingual Exhibit
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is gearing up to host a groundbreaking art exhibition known as “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting.” It boasts close to 100 unique works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico’s most famous husband-and-wife artist duo, as well as photographs of the couple
In addition to its sheer scale, “Frida & Diego” is noteworthy for several other reasons. It’s the Southeast’s first art exhibition dedicated specifically to the life and works of these two artists as well as the High Museum’s first bilingual art exhibition. Accordingly, it marks a major cultural milestone for Georgia’s burgeoning Hispanic community. The show is set to run for three consecutive months between February 14 and May 12.
Two World-Famous Subjects
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are widely regarded as the most famous Mexican artists of the past 100 years. The couple was instrumental in furthering the goals of the Surrealist painting movement in Latin America and played a substantial role in the political tumult that rocked Mexico between 1920 and 1940.
In fact, they were the subjects of “Frida,” a critically acclaimed 2002 biopic that chronicled the life and times of Kahlo and her husband. Widely acclaimed for Salma Hayek’s performance as the title character as well as its faithful recreation of the period’s clothing and decor, “Frida” won Oscar recognition for its makeup direction and musical score.
Among other works, Frida Kahlo has been recognized for these groundbreaking paintings and murals: