Aug. 31, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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.