Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting at the High

They are one of the most mythical couples in the art world, but for the majority of their professional lives, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s work was overshadowed by that of her husband, the celebrated muralist, Diego Rivera.  Now, though, she is firmly established as a global feminist icon and her work receives all sorts of attention.  A new exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art displays the work of both Frida and Diego for the first time in the southeast United States.

The exhibit’s curator Elliot King says that this is also the largest exhibition ever mounted of the artist’s combined works. It includes some of Rivera’s early oil paintings, as well as about a quarter of Kahlo’s work.

“Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting” is on display at the High Museum through May 12th. You can find more information on the exhibit on Atlanta PlanIt.