What to See in November:
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
OCTOBER 23, 2021 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022
The Norton Museum
This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Featuring over 150 works including paintings and works on paper collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman, 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. Presenting these artists’ creative pursuits in a broader context, the exhibition also includes work by Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan Soriano, and Rufino Tamayo. The Gelmans’ close relationship with this community is underscored by the number of portraits of them made by their artist friends in the exhibition. The exhibition also features clothing and jewelry of the style and region that Frida Kahlo chose to wear.