Rivera and the Detroit Murals: A Personal Journey

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies) | Canceled

 Harley Shaiken, Director, UC Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies

 Center for Latin American Studies

March 1932 was not a good time to come to Detroit. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in the city in the midst of a plummeting economy and social upheaval. The artists painted during grim economic times, yet Rivera’s dream of a popular international art has found an enthusiastic new audience, and Kahlo has become iconic throughout the world. In this talk, Harley Shaiken will explore the ways in which art transcends borders.

Harley Shaiken is Class of 1930 Professor of Letters and Science and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

 510- 642-2088

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo kiss on the scaffolding in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art.)