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The Art of Love: Diego & Frida in Detroit [TIMELINE]

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A beat-driven inside look at the DIA’s latest exhibit on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s time in Detroit.

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An exhibition that celebrates both modern art and Motor City history opens this weekend with Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit.

Hear about the exhibit’s inception from DIA Director Graham Beal, its importance on the art world from curator Mark Rosenthal, and Diego’s grandson Juan Coronel Rivera talks about the secret letters he uncovered.

It’s all woven between the latest collaboration from Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, “The Mexican.”

While you listen, check out this timeline tracing the life and work of the incomparable Frida Kahlo. 

Timeline by Ian Wendrow

Travis Wright, Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

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