A Mexican modernist exhibition featuring works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera heads to the DAM

Tickets went on sale Oct. 12
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Work by Frida Kahlo and María Izquierdo. (Courtesy: Denver Art Museum)

Starting this October, Denverites will have a chance to see the works of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and other Mexican modernist artists in person. From October 25 through January 24, a new Mexican art exhibition will take over a wing of the Denver Art Museum.

Called Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, the installation will explore the Mexican Modernism movement through more than 150 paintings and photos, and features works from Kahlo, Rivera, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, and more. The DAM says that the exhibition also looks into the art's role in shaping a national identity and forging a creative movement after the Mexican Revolution.

Kahlo and Rivera are considered instrumental in helping to create a Mexican avant-garde. The exhibition features more than 20 Kahlo pieces, including her famous self portrait Diego on my Mind, as well as 13 works by Rivera, including Calla Lilly Vendor.

Tickets to the Denver Art Museum must be bought online and in advance. Visitors will reserve timed entry slots and will be expected to wear facial coverings at all times while in the museum.

Tickets to see Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism will be sold in two blocks. For visits between October 25 and November 30, tickets for nonmembers go on sale at 10 a.m. on October 12. Another round of tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on November 23 for visits between December 1 and January 24, 2021. DAM members have special access to presales, previews and special member hours.

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