Program: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
9/17/2013 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were leading influences in a glorious artistic renaissance that surrounded the Mexican Revolution. They become the most celebrated… and complicated… couple of contemporary Mexico. Join us for an evening of Art and Passion as we explore their creative and volcanic moments.
Our presenter is Carlos A. Rovelo, a professor of Art History and Mexican-American Studies at the Dallas County and Tarrant County Colleges. An expert in the Mexican Muralism and Popular Art movements, he is also a weekly commentator for DFW’s Spanish television networks Univision and Telemundo.
This free program is presented in conjunction with Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries, a a traveling exhibit appearing at the Main Library September 15 through October 15. In Mexico, two civilizations have lived and fought across the land and within the very soul of every individual. One civilization native to the Americas; the other born in Europe but now an elemental part of the Mexican character.
This exhibition is based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art’s international exhibition and is organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.