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Museum boasts more than 117,500 visitors for Frida and Diego exhibit

Notimex| El Universal
20:12Tuesday 30 December 2014

The greatest collection of works by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) represents the most comprehensive look to their careers. (Photo: SPECIAL )

Nine of the pieces will be lent to the "Frida y Diego en Detroit" exhibit of the Institute of Arts.

More than 117,500 visitors have come to behold the exhibition "Una nueva mirada. Espacio de Diego y Frida" in the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico City, according to the administrators of the greatest collection ever dedicated to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Nine of the pieces in the collection will be lent to the "Frida y Diego en Detroit" exhibit of the Institute of Arts.

"Retrato de Ruth Rivera", "La canoa enflorada", "Maternidad mecánica", "Accidente", "Autorretrato”, "Retrato de Eva Frederick", "Hospital Henry Ford", "Unos cuantos piquetitos" and "Autorretrato (Cabeza con cachucha roja)”, are the pieces that will travel to Detroit and will be featured at the Institute of Arts from March 15 to July 12.

The current exhibit at the Dolores Olmedo Museum, which opened on March 11, goes from a drawing of Rivera’s mother, done when he was 10 years old, to some of his most iconic works, as well as those of his wife, one of the most representative Mexican artists in the world.

The exhibit goes as far as organizing the pieces according to their chronology and theme, choosing different colors on the walls to present a better background for the oils and watercolors.

The nudes of Afro American model Maudelle Bass (1908-1989), as well as the "Desnudo de Frida" and the sketch for "Desnudo con alcatraces" are prominently featured, as well as portraits of Dolores Olmedo, writer Pita Amor, José Pomar, Angelina Beloff and Alberto J. Pani, among other representatives of Mexican culture.