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Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo and Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists
Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo and Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo will explore the tumultuous and highly productive year that the Mexican artists spent in Detroit, a pivotal turning point in each artist's career. Between April 1932 and March 1933, Rivera created one of his most accomplished mural cycles—Detroit Industry—on the four walls of a centrally located courtyard at the DIA. At the same time and largely unnoticed, Kahlo developed her now-celebrated artistic identity.

The “extraordinary artists” in this exhibition are a “who’s who” of late 19th-century figures who moved art from its traditional academic moorings into the modern era. Many of the DIA’s strongest holdings in works on paper are highlighted. Edgar Degas’ bathers, dancers, and jockeys; Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s portraits of his family and celebrities; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s stage performers; Paul Cézanne’s bathers. Other artists included are Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Mary Cassatt, and Camille Pissarro.

8am - Bus departs from Westmount Mall parking lot, behind the Cineplex Theatre
11am - Arrival at DIA to tour the museum, have lunch and visit the shop
12:30pm - Lecture about the Rivera & Kahlo exhibition
1pm - Audio guide tour
3pm - Bus leaves from DIA to return to London
 
Adult - $99       Seniors/Western Alumni - $95  
Includes Transportation, Admissions, Introductory lecture about Frida & Diego, Snacks and Gratuities. 
Max. 29 people
Note - Passport required

Receipt of Payment in full reserves your space.  Cancellation policy:  Full refund if ticket resold. 
Register online or send form and cheque post dated March 1, 2015 payable to:  Western University and mail to Lore Brown, 29 Kingspark Cres, London, ON  N6H 4C3

For Further Information contact: Kathleen Brown (before Jan 1) kpbrown888@gmail.com 519-645-2077 or Lore Brown lorebrown@start.ca 519-473-3691

We are sorry, the deadline for buying tickets online for this event has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you would like to attend. We will respond to let you know if tickets are still available.

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