Imogen Cunningham, "Frida Khalo Rivera, Painter and Wife of Diego Rivera," 1931. The Lane Collection

Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Photography"

Date & Time

Aug. 31, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

During the 1920s, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were part of a vibrant circle of avant-garde artists and literary figures in Mexico City, which included photographers Edward Weston and Tina Modotti. A decade later, Kahlo accompanied Rivera to the U.S. where he carried out a number of mural commissions and she had her portrait taken by Imogen Cunningham and Nicholas Muray, among others. This talk led by Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, will explore the many ways that photographs played a role in Kahlo and Rivera’s paintings and the evolution of their self-representation over the course of their careers.