Exhibition showing original artworks by Frida Kahlo coming to Auckland Art Gallery

Nickolas Muray 'Frida Kahlo on
Bench #5' 1939. The Jacques and
Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th
Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Nickolas Muray 'Frida Kahlo on Bench #5' 1939. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is set to welcome an exclusive exhibition featuring works by one of the 20th century’s most recognisable cultural icons, Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico opens Saturday 15 October, revealing the rich histories of modern Mexican art.

“Frida Kahlo is an inspiring female icon whose image has come to represent feminine strength and resilience,” Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Lacy says.

“Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are recognised for their very distinct contributions to 20th century art. 

“Both the artists, despite possessing completely different styles, became two of Mexico’s most celebrated and inspiring personalities, representing Mexican identity through their work. 

“It’s an enormous privilege to bring the original artworks to Aotearoa.”

The exhibition will allow visitors to explore Kahlo’s striking self-portraits and Rivera’s prized easel paintings, alongside more than 150 artworks by leading Mexican artists. 

It will offer a glimpse of the chaotic, post-revolutionary world of Kahlo, Rivera and their peers, including artists, photographers, collectors and political figures.

Exhibition detail:
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico

When:
Saturday 15 October 2022 – Sunday 22 January 2023
10am – 5pm daily, except Christmas Day

Where:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Auckland, New Zealand

Admission:
Members FREE
Adults $24.50
Children under 12 FREE

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