ART: Diego and Frida in Detroit


CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken interviews Graham Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” brought together some 70 works illustrating the careers of these two gifted artists, including eight of the large-scale drawings that Rivera made in preparation for his Detroit Industry murals and 23 works by Kahlo. In an exclusive interview, Professor Harley Shaiken, Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley, talks with Graham Beal, director, president and CEO of the DIA since 1999, and the driving force behind this monumental exhibit.

Publication date: 
January 13, 2015
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article