Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera met in 1922. He was a famous muralist. She was 15 and impressionable. Kahlo began to watch Rivera as he painted. He would tell her stories of Paris, the war, and the world of Picasso, Modigliani, and Breton. Though the pair went on to marry, Kahlo did not remain in Rivera’s shadow. He encouraged her to paint—“You have a gift,” he once said—and he was right. This show zooms in on these two leading figures of Mexican modernism, and places their work alongside fellow Mexican modernists. —E.C.
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