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.
Mosquito Nets, 1908
“This painting reminds me of languid summer days spent reading quietly and contentedly beside my mother and grandmother. We would often devise our own strange-looking contraptions to battle the incessant whine and bite of New England mosquitoes. Sargent’s ability to capture the sheer gauze of the nets and soft light hitting the crinkles of the dresses always amazes me. Physically close, but each absorbed in her own book, these women epitomize friendship. I wish I knew what titles held their attention so deeply.”
Alison Jean, Interpretive Specialist
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