“I never paint dreams, I painted my own reality, I paint whatever passes through my mind without any other consideration.” This quote by Frida Kahlo not only explains her paintings but the passion of her culture in the 1900’s. For the first and only time in 2013, “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” will be exhibiting key paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. These rare paintings tell the story of an artist during a troubling time of the Mexican Revolution and an inspiring time of the Mexican Renaissance. Frida and Diego’s art shows true passion for their country and cultural traditions of the lower class. Frida’s culture focused paintings gives insight to her personal beliefs and the passion of keeping the Mexican culture during the Mexican Revolution.
This exhibition will feature February 14, 2013 – May 12, 2013 only at the High Museum of Art and this will be the only exhibition in the United States. The exhibition features many paintings drawn from Mexico’s Dolores Olmedo collection as well as Jazques and Natasha Gelman collection of Mexican Art. If you are looking to be surrounded by culture in one of Mexico’s renowned painters in the 20th century, this exhibition would not be one to miss.
Why not make it a weekend getaway? The Artmore Hotel’s “Art in Motion” package features two tickets to the High Museum of Arts, an executive king or deluxe studio suite, breakfast for two in our beautiful café, and free parking. The Artmore Hotel’s location is perfect for the weekend away. We are only two blocks away from the High Museum of Arts, ten minute walk to Atlantic Station, and right across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station. This ideal location gives you the mobility you need to stay on the go in an upbeat city like Atlanta. This adventurous getaway will not only stimulate your desire for culture and history, but further your appreciation of a society fighting for their way of life. A stay at the Artmore Hotel combined with an afternoon at the High Museum is a cultural winning combination.