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Passion, Politics, and Art in 20th-Century Mexico

Presented by Carolina Public Humanities, in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Artand the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Passions ran high in the Mexico of the 1920s and ’30s, and no two people better exemplify these passions than the artistic couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.These two artists intensely engaged with the leftist political activism of the age, and they used their works to foster solidarity among the Mexican people.They also shared an intense and, at times, tempestuous personal relationship that affected their art and exposed gender imbalances that persisted despite their shared commitment to social justice.Their lives and work will be explored in this seminar, which includes an optional lunch and exhibition tour at the North Carolina Museum of Art.


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: An Introduction

Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art

Onto the Walls and into the Streets: Art and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Eduardo de J. Douglas, Associate Professor of Art & Art History

Political Art and Passionate People: the Rivera/Kahlo Relationship

A Panel Discussion with our Spekers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019. The tuition is $65. Optional lunch and exhibition tour is available from 12:30–2:30 pm.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar onlineor call us at 919.962.1544.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

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