Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features photographs showcasing Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

December 7th, 2018 - February 15th, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 118
New Orleans, LA

The Mexican Cultural Institute in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2018 will be showcasing a photographic exhibition titled Diego and Frida: A Halfway Smile from December 7, 2018 through February 15, 2019.

The closing reception will be held on February 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Tulane Maya Symposium.

The exhibition Diego and Frida, A Halfway Smile consists of personal photographs through which the wonderful world shared by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is revealed. One of the most controversial couples in the history of art in Mexico, united for almost 25 years, their relationship is marked by an infinity of encounters and disagreements. This axis of love witnessed innumerable contacts, closeness, complicity and deep friendships with great personalities of the time. It is through the images captured by friends like Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Nicolas Murray and Edward Weston that different stages of the relationship, life, pain and death of Frida and Diego are presented.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.

Mexico + People
M. Casey Kane Love
Senior Professor of Practice - Political Science
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