Piedmont Arts          
Bus Trip to NCMA: Frida Kahlo + Scott Avett
 
1/9/20 - 8 AM
North Carolina Museum of Art

Take a bus trip from Piedmont Arts to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh to view the exhibits Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection and Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection presents the paintings of two icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships.

Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E features large-scale oil paintings by the internationally recognized co-founder of the band The Avett Brothers. These are psychologically charged and emotionally intense portraits focused on his family and himself—often intimate, vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortably truthful portrayals. Like his songs, Avett’s paintings speak to universal issues of spirituality and struggle, love and loss, heartache and joy, as well as more personal stories of career, family, and living in the South. The exhibition also includes prints and paintings related to Avett’s musical career.

Bus will leave Piedmont Arts at 8 am and arrive at North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh at 10 am. Self-guided tours of the exhibits until 11:45 am. Lunch at 12 pm at Iris Restaurant inside NCMA. Estimated arrival back at Piedmont Arts will be 3:30 pm.

Ticket includes transportation, admission and a reserved lunch at Iris Restaurant.

$70 per person

TOP: FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO ON MY MIND, 1943, OIL ON MASONITE, 29 7/8 X 24 IN., THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY MEXICAN ART, THE VERGEL FOUNDATION, CONACULTA/INBA, © 2018 BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUST, MEXICO, D.F. / ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK; BOTTOM: SCOTT AVETT, COLOR WHEEL, 2014, LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT, 45 X 43 IN., COURTESY OF THE ARTIST, © 2018 SCOTT AVETT; PHOTOGRAPH: LYDIA BITTNER-BAIRD.