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Bisexual painter Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits highlight of High Museum exhibit


The works of noted Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who was openly bisexual, and her painter husband Diego Rivera make for a fascinating exhibit currently at the High Museum of Art.

Atlanta is the only U.S. city hosting “Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting,” which opened a few weeks ago and runs through May 12. It’s a joint collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City, featuring more than 130 works.

It’s the largest-ever collection of the two painters’ art. Atlanta was chosen not just for its reputation as a “vibrant, growing city,” but also for its large Latino-American community, according to Virginia Shearer, director of education at the High Museum of Art.