So claims a grandson of Rivera in a new documentary, but scholars remain skeptical.
Mexican Artists Take Over Rock Center For Day of the Dead
A catrina of Frida Kahlo, colorful alebrijes, and José Guadalupe Posada’s satirical skeletons are among the unmissable works on view.
Diego Rivera Mural in San Francisco, Once Slated for Sale, Gets $200K Grant
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.
Mexican Modernism Was More Than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
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.
MFA Houston Acquires Rediscovered Diego Rivera Painting for $4M
The work has not been viewed by the public for nearly 100 years.
Diego Rivera’s Largest Portable Fresco Mural Is Now at SFMOMA
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.
Plan to Sell Diego Rivera Mural at San Francisco Art Institute Draws Backlash
What the board calls the San Francisco Art Institute’s “most liquid asset” is “not a commodity,” the adjunct faculty union says.
Shifting the Modernist Center of Gravity to Mexican Muralists
Proposing an overdue historical corrective, Vida Americana is a reminder that neither the US or European avant-garde maintained a monopoly on Modernism.
A Fashion Duo Draws Inspiration from Detroit’s Labor History
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.
A Journalist’s Year of Sunday Interviews with Diego Rivera
Alfredo Cardona Peña’s conversations with the loquacious 63-year-old artist are available for the first time in English.
New Online Exhibition Chronicles the Many Facets of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Work
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.
Why a Diego Rivera Still Life Hangs in Steven Spielberg’s The Post
The Cubist painting “No. 9, Nature Morte Espagnole” fits surprisingly well with themes in the Oscar-nominated film.