So claims a grandson of Rivera in a new documentary, but scholars remain skeptical.
A catrina of Frida Kahlo, colorful alebrijes, and José Guadalupe Posada’s satirical skeletons are among the unmissable works on view.
The San Francisco Art Institute’s intentions to sell the work drew swift backlash from vocal critics in 2021. A Mellon Foundation initiative will now support its preservation.
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism feeds into the repeated use of Kahlo and Rivera’s work, and the mythology of their romantic relationship, as shorthand for an entire era.
The work has not been viewed by the public for nearly 100 years.
The museum has 76 of Rivera’s works, and next summer, many will be on display when it hosts the show Diego Rivera’s America.
What the board calls the San Francisco Art Institute’s “most liquid asset” is “not a commodity,” the adjunct faculty union says.
Proposing an overdue historical corrective, Vida Americana is a reminder that neither the US or European avant-garde maintained a monopoly on Modernism.
For Labor of Love, the Toledos created a series of breathtaking garments, sculptures, paintings, and drawings inspired by various works in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ world-class collection.
Alfredo Cardona Peña’s conversations with the loquacious 63-year-old artist are available for the first time in English.
Faces of Frida, a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and 33 partner museums, brings together some 800 artifacts from ultra-high resolution images of her work to personal objects and rarely-seen photos.
The Cubist painting “No. 9, Nature Morte Espagnole” fits surprisingly well with themes in the Oscar-nominated film.