Take a bus trip from Piedmont Arts to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) 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 on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
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 a.m. and arrive at NCMA at 10 a.m. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibits until 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a reserved lunch at 12 pm at Iris Restaurant inside NCMA. Estimated arrival back at Piedmont Arts is 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $70 per person and include transportation, admission and reserved lunch. Tickets are on sale now at Piedmont Arts and online at PiedmontArts.org.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Piedmont Arts is located at 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.