May 13, 2017 - August 4, 2017

“Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way” Exhibition

May 13 – August 4, 2017

Undoubtedly, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are one of the most controversial couples in the history of the arts in Mexico. Their eccentric personalities evoked mixed sentiments amongst their counterparts, ranging from envy to admiration. It is, however, undeniable that together they represented a never-before-seen phenomenon.

United for almost 25 years, since their marriage in 1929, up to Frida´s death in 1954, their relationship was marked by countless encounters and dis-encounters, by love and hate, and by sharing and competing simultaneously. This union opened a new path of personal relations in the first half of the Mexican 20th century: the extroverted and fantasy driven personality of Diego, along with Frida´s the also fantasy driven, yet introverted personality, allowed them to weave a complex and almost explosive warp.

At the same time, despite their differences and break-ups, they both learned to love each other and preserve their relationship. This romantic axis, witnessed a large number of contacts, complicities, and sincere friendships with great personalities of the time. This is why the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is presenting the photographic exhibition Diego y Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way, with the purpose of showcasing this wonderful world, shared by both characters.

Image: Nickolas Muray, Diego y Frida, San Ángel, ciudad de México, 1938

Press Release