MAR. 15 - Jul. 12, 2015
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticized Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. Discover how they left their mark on Detroit.
My Little Daughter Dorothy, c. 1894
“Everything about this portrait appeals to me: the sophistication of Chase's sketchy style, the warmth of his color palette, but most important, the charm that he captures in this delightful little girl. This piece is very special to me because my mother too was named Dorothy. She was born in 1921, and as our old family pictures will attest, looked just like this child in every way. That is why when I walk by the painting, I always stop, smile, and wish not only William's daughter, but my mother, now deceased, a happy day. ”
Deborah Coomes, Interpretive Programs Volunteer
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