Lecture: Diego and Frida: Mexican Art and National Identity

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4pm in the Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101, come explore the rich cultural milieu that Diego Rivera and his wife, Frida Kahlo, lived in and influenced with Dr. Susan Aberth of Bard College. As important cultural figures in working to shape the artistic climate of post-Revolution Mexico, Rivera’s large-scale public murals presented a utopian vision of Mexico’s pre-Columbian past, indigenous population and the socialist future of the nation while Kahlo expressed her intense love of Mexico in different ways. Performing Mexicanidad in her choice of dress and home décor, she also incorporated nationalistic themes into her more intimate and highly personal paintings.

For more information regarding “Diego and Frida: Mexican Art and National Identity,” please contact the Newburgh Cultural Affairs office at (845) 341-9386 or visit our website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.