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An Hour with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at Casa Azul

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Frida Kahlo, News | 0 comments

The line snaked around the corner of Casa Azul, home of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, in Colonia del Carmen Coyoacan in Mexico City.

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Frida Kahlo Y Diego Rivera

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in News, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

Passionate love, marriage, childlessness, affairs, divorce – and yet another reconciling marriage. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s passionate relationship was turbulent. Many exhibitions have emphasized private and personal matters when presenting works by the two Mexican artists.

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Detroit Votes to Raise Taxes to Save Cash-Strapped Museum

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Voters in three Michigan counties have defied conventional assumptions about politics and taxes, approving a new property tax — called a millage — that will raise an estimated $23 million dollars for the cash-starved Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Now available: Diego Rivera images from the Detroit Institute of Arts

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in News | 0 comments

ARTstor and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) have collaborated to release more than 1,000 images of works by Diego Rivera to the Digital Library.

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Diego Rivera Painting Set to Break Auction Record

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

NEW YORK – Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s 1939 oil painting “Girl in Blue and White” could be the most expensive piece of Latin American art ever auctioned. Rivera’s painting could break the auction record, fetching over 7.2 million, at the Sotheby’s Latin American art auction in New York. If it sells for the high end of its $4 million to $6 million estimate, it could double the artist’s previous record of $3 million. The painting, “Niña en azul y blanco,” is a portrait of 10-year-old Juanita Rosas and is from a period in which Rivera captured the innocence of children. The muralist chose the work to illustrate a catalog for a 1949 exhibition celebrating his 50 years of painting, organized by the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts. “It is very typical of his work, especially of that period,”...

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The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera – By Jerry Herron The story of the automobile — like the story of the city of Detroit — is a tale of unwitting eternal returns. At every turn the inventors of modern life — of its machines, its aspirations — seemed unable or unwilling to grasp the meaning of what they were in the process of creating and unleashing, and what they were thus undoing and destroying. Among these creators of modern life was the architect Albert Kahn, who emigrated from Germany in 1880, at age 11, with his mother and five siblings. His father, a rabbi, had already arrived in Detroit. Young Albert showed artistic talent, and with the help of his teacher, the sculptor Julius Melchers, secured a position as office boy in the firm of Mason...

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