Note: this event is now booked out.
Join us for a Members exclusive after-hours viewing of a heart-stopping exhibition inspired by one of art’s most renowned and tempestuous relationships: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Art & Life in Modern Mexico. Authentic taco bar La Mexicana will sell their tasty fresh corn tortilla tacos, drinks are on us. Meet other art lovers over a glass of something on our spruced-up East Terrace and celebrate the greats of Mexican Modernism.
To secure your spot, make a free booking at the link below. To help us manage visitor flow through the exhibition, please pick an arrival time of either 6—6.30pm or 6.30pm onwards. Members with a guest pass will be able to add a guest to their booking.
About the exhibition
Come face to face with one of the 20th century’s most recognisable cultural icons this spring. Through Frida Kahlo’s paintings and drawings, the work of her husband, Diego Rivera, and leading artists in their circle, discover an extraordinary story of art, love and life.
Through more than 150 artworks, including Frida’s self-portraits and Diego’s paintings of Mexican life, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Art & Life in Modern Mexico reveals how the artists played a crucial role in defining a new art following the Mexican Revolution. The exhibition includes the work of muralists David Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and María Izquierdo, a large collection of photography on display reveals mid-century Mexican life through the lenses of Lola Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Nickolas Muray, while authentic Oaxaca garments reflect Mexico’s Indigenous culture.
The exhibition is organised by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura. It is proudly supported by Craigs, AUT, as well as Omnigraphics, with special thanks to the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation.
This event is part of our membership programme. Members receive free, unlimited entry to Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Art & Life in Modern Mexico. Join us for $80 per year (discounts available for students and seniors).
Image credit: Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on my Mind), 1943. © Banco de México Rivera Kahlo Museums Trust/Copyright Agency, 2022.
- Level 1 & East Terrace
- Free for Members (RSVP required)
Adults $24.50, Concessions $19.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE
Members $73, Students $48, Non-members $150 (includes a membership) + booking fees
6pm – 9pm
$30 Members, $55 non-members.