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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DIA adds extended hours to popular 'Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit'

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:44 AM

click to enlarge Frieda and Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931, oil on canvas, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albert M. Bender Collection, Gift of Albert M. Bender. - © 2014 BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUST, MEXICO, D.F. / ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK
  • © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Frieda and Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931, oil on canvas, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albert M. Bender Collection, Gift of Albert M. Bender.

It's no hyperbole to suggest that Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit is one of the most hotly anticipated exhibitions in the DIA's recent history. That's no doubt because Rivera and Kahlo were some of the biggest personalities in modern art (also no hyperbole), and that Rivera's "Detroit Industry" murals were at the time of their creation, the most important work of modern art in the United States (also no hyperbole).

Due to the exhibition's popularity, the DIA has offered extended hours on Thursdays, with the museum closing at 10 p.m. More encouragement to try to check out the exhibition during the week: tickets are also $14 for adults, a $5 discount from the Saturday and Sunday ticket price.

The entire museum will be open on Thursdays until 10 p.m. Café DIA will be open until 9 p.m. and Azul, a pop-up taco bar serving margaritas and Mexican beers, and Kresge Court and will be open until 9:30 p.m. The show runs through July 12. More information is available at

As part of the exhibit, the DIA invited area restaurants to create special dishes and cocktails to augment the exhibit. Learn more about them here, or read more in our recent cover story, "A guide to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the kitchen." 

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