Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection will be the Norton’s first large-scale exhibition devoted to Mexican modernism. As a film producer in Mexico City, Jacques Gelman encountered the leading figures of the artistic renaissance that occurred after the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920. Featuring over 150 works, including paintings and works on paper collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman alongside photographs and period clothing, the exhibition includes the largest group of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera ever on view at the Norton. 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. Photographs related to Kahlo, Rivera, and their enduring legacy by a global roster of artists including Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Juan Guzmán, Graciela Iturbide, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Kahlo—Frida’s father—help round out our understanding of these iconic painters. 

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954), Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954), The Bride who Becomes Frightened when She Sees Life Opened, 1943

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The Exhibition is organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL)

Premier Sponsors: Acquavella, Rita and Charles Bronfman, Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi, Jane B. Holzer, Leonard and Judy Lauder, Point Gammon Foundation

Major Sponsors: Y. Michele Kang, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Anonymous Benefactor

Sponsors: Cary Brown & Steven Epstein, Pam and Bob Goergen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Salomon, Robbi and Bruce Toll, Anonymous Benefactor

Supporters: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr and Annette L. Nazareth, Michelle and Joseph Jacobs, Ann and Tom Johnson, Betty and John Levin, Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan, Jean S. Sharf, Dorothy and Craig Stapleton, Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth, Sue and Beau Wrigley

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