The DIA's blockbuster Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit opens March 15 and runs through July 12. Besides paintings by and photographs of the two, it will include the full-size drawings Rivera made to prepare his work on the DIA's frescoes. For both painters, their time in Detroit was foundational for the work they did for the rest of their careers.
At the same time, the Michigan Opera Theatre will present the opera Frida, by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, with shows beginning at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on March 7, and then moving to the DIA and the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield later in the month.
And to make sure all senses are gratified, two Southwest Detroit restaurants will serve special dishes to celebrate the Kahlo and Rivera achievements in art and at the table.
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