The exhibition will highlight more than 150 works

FILE – In this April 14, 1939, file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Mexico’s National Sound Library said Thursday, June 13, 2019, that it had discovered what may be the earliest known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. (AP Photo/File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An exhibit featuring the works of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will be on view at the Portland Art Museum this month.

the exposure will highlight the Mexican modernism of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection, which explores the avant-garde cultural movement in Mexico at the beginning of the 20and century. Featuring more than 150 works, including paintings and works on paper collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman alongside period photographs and clothing, the exhibition will also feature cherished works by Kahlo and Rivera.

Other artists will include Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias and Gunther Gerzso.

“The Gelmans’ close relationship with this community is underscored by the number of portraits of them made by their artist friends in the exhibition,” the Portland Art Museum said on its website. “Photographs related to Kahlo, Rivera and their lasting legacy by a worldwide roster of artists, including Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Juan Guzmán, Graciela Iturbide, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston and Guillermo Kahlo – Frida’s father – help complete our understanding of these beloved painters.

The exhibition is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.

The event opens on February 19 and you can buy tickets here.


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