Kahlo, Rivera exhibit opens at Kansas City museum June 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City is featuring an exhibit this summer on the works of husband-and-wife artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The exhibition, “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico,” is from the private collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman. The museum says in a release that the collection of more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings will be on display June 1 through Aug. 18.
Jacques Gelman, a Russian-born film production mogul, and his wife, Natasha, became Mexican citizens in 1942. Their collection spans 40 years and began in 1943 with Rivera’s portrait of Natasha Gelman.
Kahlo is widely known for her self-portraits. Rivera, her husband, painted large frescos depicting political and social themes.
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