A black and white photograph of Frida Kahlo standing behind a seated Diego Rivera next to a window.

Past Exhibition

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

A painting of Frida Kahlo and monkeys by Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943.© 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and INBA.

This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, making Phoenix its only North American stop on a world tour.

Thirty-three works by the famed Mexican artists, from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, are to be exhibited in the newly opened Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery through Sept. 4, 2017. The Gelmans were Mexican-based European emigres who were friends of the artists. On view will be Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys and Diego on My Mind, and Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor and Sunflowers. In addition, the exhibition includes more than 50 photographs taken by Edward Weston, Lola Álvarez Bravo and Frida Kahlo’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, among others. The exhibition also features clothing and jewelry of the style and region that Frida Kahlo chose to wear.

Our sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsor

  • Contrubiting Sponsor

    The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation
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    Virginia M. Ullman Foundation
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  • Supporting Sponsors

    The A P S logo.
  • Media Sponsors

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  • Additional Support provided by

    Union Pacific Building America logo.
  • Education supporters

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    Virginia M. Ullman Foundation
    The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation logo.
    Logo for Arizona Community Foundation.
    Evelyn & Lou Grubb Charitable Fund