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Expected 28 May 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

Expected: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution

Next year:

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

and the Modern Masters of Mexico

  • Key works of the Jacques and Gelman Collection of Mexican Art will be on view in the Cobra Museum of Modern Art
  • All of the paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera which are part of this special collection will be presented
  • All of the modernists of Mexico will be represented in this exhibition, amongst others Diego Rivera

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen will be bringing the famous Gelman collection to the Netherlands for the first time in 2021. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art, together with the Dolores Olmedo Collection, is the most important collection of the work of the world-famous artist Frida Kahlo. In 2021, both collections, and thus a large part of Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre, will be exhibited in the Netherlands. A unique opportunity for the Dutch public.

Stefan van Raay, guest curator of the exhibition:

“2021 will be a glorious Frida Kahlo year in the Netherlands! With the Olmedo Collection in Assen and the Gelman Collection in Amstelveen, the Dutch museum public is offered a unique opportunity to admire a large part of Kahlo’s oeuvre”.

In the exhibition Intense Mexico (11 October 2019 – 15 March 2020), the Cobra Museum presented a painting by Frida Kahlo for the first time in 25 years in the Netherlands.

Diego on my mind (Self-portrait as Tehuana), 1943 Oil on masonite te zien in het Cobra Museum in 2021 © The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2019 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

Collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman spent a considerable part of their lives in Mexico, where they came into contact with the major Mexican artists of their time, including Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The couple built an extensive collection that includes 20th-century Mexican modern art, including outstanding self-portraits by Frida Kahlo. Due to the growing popularity of Kahlo and her very small oeuvre, the Gelman collection became a highly appreciated and much sought-after collection across the world. Still, only a limited number of exhibitions have been organised for the public outside Mexico, one of these the renowned “Frida Kahlo Retrospective” in Berlin and Vienna in 2010. This collection with many paintings and drawings by her hand and many masterpieces by other Mexican modernists will be on show in the Netherlands for the first time.

Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo op een bank, 1938 uit de Nickolas Muray Photo Archives / The jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art

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