Few artists captured the public's imagination like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths surrounding them during their lifetimes arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the historical happenings around them.
Frida & Diego positions the artists' work within the political and artistic contexts of their time. Their art speaks of a fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico, the ideals of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and their commitment to the conditions of the common man.
The exhibition features more than 75 works primarily drawn from the collection of Mexico's Dolores Olmedo as well as the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art.
The High Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue. This is the first time an exhibition of both artists will visit the Southeast U.S.