Starting in 1932 the artists spent time in the Motor City. The industrial subject matter became a theme of their work. It was also a turning point in Kahlo’s career as she became more well-known. Megan DiRienzo, Interpretive Planner at the DIA, describes the importance of the exhibit focused on the artists.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will host the “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” exhibit from March 15 to July 12.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will host Diego Rivera & Frida Kaholo in Detroit from March 15-July 12. The event is attracting international attention.
The “Detroit Industry” murals were conceived by Rivera as a tribute to the city’s manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s.
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has been largely mum on the subject of whether the city could sell art to repay creditors.
If you haven’t already done so, mark your calendar for the day 79 years ago when Diego Rivera’s famous “Detroit Industry” murals debuted.