Review of ‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

April 7, 2015 9:39 PM

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Review of ‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

An exhibition that sheds light on the careers of two artists and enlarges the understanding of how some of Rivera’s iconic murals were painted.

A distant view of Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) kissing is an unusual, if apt, photo panel introducing an important exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts; but it also reminds us of the baggage that accompanies us whenever we see shows of artists we think we know. While n...

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