artist date: ncma: frida, diego, ofrendas y el modernismo mexicano November 1, 2019 Leave a Comment I recently visited the North Carolina Museum of Art for their Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism exhibit. A solo art date that I’d like to share with you now. For me, the highlights of a museum trip are the unexpected things… Such a beauty new to me works by a familiar artist, rough sketches in a notebook, being introduced to an artist I’ve not heard of before… Frida KahloLady Liberty circa 1949 Frida KahloLady Liberty circa 1949 June 4, 1953“For my Manolo, with Frida’s heart” Frida KahloCollage with Two Flies1953 These lithographs by Diego Rivera caught me by surprise. So different from the mural images we are accustomed to. Diego RiveraNude with Long Hair(Dolores Olmedo)1930 Diego RiveraNude with Beads(Frida Kahlo)1930 Have you heard of Carlos Mérida or Emilio Baz Viaud? Carlos MéridaFestival of the Birds1959 Emilio Baz ViaudPortrait of Nazario Chimez Barket1952 Emilio Baz ViaudPortrait of Margot Mac Inteyre1952 This enormous Day of the Dead Altar was fashioned by a local Mexican artist named Peter Marin. You can check out his process on his instagram @petermarinworks. Those small tags are devotions to loved ones. I visited the museum on October 25th, my aunt/godmother’s birthday. Always in my heart Titi Juana. Thanks for coming along. I hope these images brightened your day and peaked your curiosity. Happy All Saints Day & Día de los Inocentes!