Frida and Diego | The Heard Museum in Phoenix

September 17, 2017

Hi! How are you? It's been awhile since our last update!

We've been quite busy seeing family and friends, settling in and unpacking boxes at our new home in Phoenix over the last month.

We were grateful to find some time for ourselves to relax amidst meetups and the move, and we chose to spend that time at the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art exhibit at the Heard Museum this past month.

(Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibit/Heard Museum)

The Heard Museum was founded in 1929 by Dwight and Maie Bartlett Heard, prominent ranchers who collected a significant amount of American Indian art after they settled in the Southwest.

Today, their museum features over 40,000 pieces of Native American art and objects from multiple Southwestern tribes, including the Hopi, Navajo and Zuni.

We had a great time going through all the American Indian cultural exhibits at the Heard Museum, but were most thrilled to see Kahlo and Rivera's masterpieces from Mexico. We had been waiting to see their work in person for some time – Frida has long been an icon in my culture and has been my favorite artist as long as I can remember. So, it felt as if the stars had aligned when our move allowed us to see the exhibit during its last weekend on display in Phoenix – the only North American stop for the gallery, which is on a global tour.




(Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibit/Heard Museum)




The Frida and Diego exhibit at the Heard Museum was everything we had hoped it would be – nothing short of spectacular!

It was incredible to see Kahlo's iconic "Self Portrait with Monkeys" and Rivera's "Sunflowers," in addition to more than 50 photographs that family and friends had taken of Kahlo throughout her life.

To make the visit even more special, we had our daughter with us, who absolutely loved looking at all the vivid imagery surrounding her. We can't wait to teach her all about her culture and about Frida and Diego one day!


Did you have the opportunity to see Frida and Diego's exhibit?

What was your favorite piece of work?

We'd love to hear all about your experience in the comments below or on my Facebook or Instagram!