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Opening Night Party for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Get an exclusive preview of the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Heard Museum before it opens to the public on April 11. Celebrate these legendary Mexican artists while listening to bolero music, tasting traditional Mexican cuisine by Aventura Catering and viewing masterpieces by Kahlo and Rivera. Remarks will take place at 6:15 p.m. in the Dennis H. Lyon Family Crossroads Gallery. The exhibition will be in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery.

The Party

The opening party will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. with live entertainment, passed hors d’oeuvres, and hand-crafted margaritas, cocktails, beer and wine will be served in the Central Courtyard, South Courtyard, and the Lyon Family Crossroads Gallery. Opening Party ticket holders should enter through the Central Avenue entrance, at the main gate or at the Ben-Horin East Entrance Garden.

VIP Party

A private reception and viewing for VIP ticket holders will begin at 5 p.m. in the Monte Vista Room and the Piper Grand Gallery. The VIP party includes private access to the gallery for one-hour from 5 to 6 p.m., an exhibition catalogue, complimentary valet at the Monte Vista gate, tequila tasting bar, and a special photo station. Please access this reception from the South/Monte Vista entrance of the museum.


In addition, enjoy a special Indigenous Mexican Artists Show and Sale hosted by the Heard Museum Shop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Central Courtyard. Learn more.


Carrie Hulburd, chair
Arlene Ben-Horin
Oscar de las Salas
Alice J. Fleet Dickey
Linda Herold
Mary Hudak
Patsy Lowry
Beth Matthews
Tracey McKee
Sue Navran
Jill Pilcher
Nancy Sage
Joette Schmidt
Gena Stoll
Christy Vezolles

Party Host

PetSmart logo

Exhibition Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Bank of America

Supporting Sponsors

Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation
PetSmart, Inc.
Virginia M. Ullman Foundation

Signature Sponsor

Salt River Project

Contributing Sponsor

Arizona Public Service

Media Sponsor

On Media Publications

Additional support provided by

Union Pacific

Educational Programs Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

PetSmart, Inc.
Virginia M. Ullman Foundation

Signature Sponsors

Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation

Contributing Sponsor

Evelyn and Lou Grubb Charitable Fund/Nancy Grubb Sage

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Openint Night Party

Event Details

Sunday, April 9

VIP Party
5 to 6 p.m.

Opening Party
6 to 9 p.m.

Opening Party: $100
VIP Party: $250

Central Courtyard, Monte Vista Room, Nichols Garden, South Courtyard, Virginia G. Piper Grand Gallery

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