EventsOfficial opening: Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

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Official opening: Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
South Library


  • Photographic Exhibition at South Library: Friday 26 October – Sunday 11 November
  • Official Opening – All Welcome: Friday 26 October, 5pm
  • Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead altar and informational display: Friday 26 October – Friday 2 November

Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way takes an intimate look at the life and relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of some of the most notable photographers of that time, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora. The documentary prints in the exhibition come from the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, encompassing nearly twenty-five years of their marriage.

Diego Rivera became a legend in his native country for his vibrant murals while Frida Kahlo chose to become a painter after a car crash derailed her dream of becoming a doctor.

A Smile in the Middle of the Way was presented for the first time at Casa Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City in 2002 and later around the world.

This exhibition has been brought to New Zealand by the Mexican Embassy and will be hosted by Christchurch City Libraries.

Find resources about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in our collection.

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