Local Pride: Frida & Diego in Atlanta





A Limited Run for a Unique Exhibition


Atlanta’s Hispanic business community is particularly excited by the limited nature of this exhibition’s run. Although “Frida & Diego” enjoyed a three-month run at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario before arriving in the Southeast, Georgia’s capital is the only U.S. city on the exhibition’s docket.

With this in mind, Hispanic business leaders throughout North Georgia are preparing for an influx of visitors from across the United States and beyond. The “destination” atmosphere of this exhibition is further reinforced by its international genesis. In addition to the three Mexican collectors who generously provided “Frida & Diego” with many essential works, the show owes an organizational and financial debt of gratitude to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the internationally recognized Televisa Foundation.

Locals expect “Frida & Diego” to showcase the robustness and diversity of Atlanta’s growing Hispanic community. The Atlanta area’s immigrant populations are noted for their broad geographical distribution and accessibility.

For instance, the Buford Highway Corridor in northwestern Atlanta showcases a thriving mix of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican and Asian businesses in a typical suburban setting. Many of the most successful shops and service providers in this part of town are run by enterprising Latina business owners.





Looking Ahead


The High Museum of Art‘s groundbreaking “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting” will provide Atlanta-area art lovers with a look at the complete works of two of Mexico’s most famous artists. It also represents a major step forward for the region’s growing Hispanic community. True to theinclusive spirit of the couple’s politics, the exhibition will feature significant contributions from two contemporary Mexican installation artists. As such, Hispanics from all over the country can be proud of the High Museum’s bold, timely showcasing of a deserving art community.