Atlanta’s High Museum presents Frida & Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting in Atlanta thru May 12th, 2013. This unique exhibit of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera includes over 120 paintings and photographs of each artist. This is the Atlanta’s High Museum’s first completely bilinguel exhibit with both Spanish and English version on audio tapes as well as on signage.
Painter, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and her husband, painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) celebrate the vibrant culture of Latin America and pride in their native Mexico and the strugle of the average man. They not only painted during the 1910 Mexican Revolution, but were active participants and believed in the principals of the revolution.
Atlanta’s High Museum has aquired two photographs that will remain at the museum after the exhibit and become part of their permanent collection. The first photograph by Martin Munkacsi, titled “Diego and Frida” will greet you as you begin the exhibit. It is an intimate cropped photo of the couple together. As you stroll thru the exhibit be sure and notice the modern photo of “Frida Looking Into the Mirror (The Two Fridas)” by Lola Alvarez Bravo.
The High Museum’s exhibit pairs each of Frida and Diego’s work chronologically and by subject matter including Mexican identity, maternity and portraiture. Two Contemporary Reading Rooms continue to influence todays Mexican artists. The reading rooms were designed by award-winning contemporary designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. One reading room showcases a version of Frieda’s red iconic bed and the other reading room showcases an enchanting game of musical chairs in yellow.
Our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast is just a short stroll from the High Museum and we highly recommend Table 1280 for lunch while you are visiting the exhibit. It is artfully delicious and will tempt your tastebuds. When planning your visit to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art remember the Museum is closed on Mondays. See you at Atlanta’s High Museum!