Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibition in Genova: September 20, 2014 – February 8, 2015


Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

September 20, 2014 – February 8, 2015

Palazzo Ducale, Genova

In the prestigious halls of the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, a major exhibition presents the artistic and biographical sketch of one of the most famous couples of the twentieth century. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera presents more than 120 works, curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda, with the collaboration of Cristina Kahlo (Frida’s great-niece) and Juan Coronel Rivera (Diego’ grandson), with the aim of telling the secret ties that united the two artists so profoundly and how their creative expression developed over time.

What was known as “the union of an elephant with a dove”, the complex relationship of Frida and Diego was an expression of their very personal experiences with no differentiation between daily life and art. Frida’s paintings will be on display (and in particular her self-portraits) such as Diego on My Mind, Self-portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress, Diego and I, or the Self-portrait in a Sun Flower that was painted a few days before her death, but also drawings and a plaster corset on which Frida painted the Communist hammer and sickle over the fetus’s own painful abortion. Diego will be represented to a large extent by his oil paintings (especially the large portraits in which he excelled in such as the Oaxacan Lady, Portrait of Natasha Gelman, Calla Lilly Vendors, but also the notebooks from his trip to Italy, never exhibited before, a nude portrait of Frida, as well as one of his great murals reconstructed for the exhibition.

Opening hours

Monday: 2-7pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

Night opening: on Thursdays, until 10:30pm.
From 5-10:30pm for “under 26” the ticket price is lowered to € 5.
The ticket office closes at 9:30pm

Ticket prices

  • Single: € 13
  • Reduced: € 11
  • Children reduced: € 5
  • Schools reduced: € 5
  • Groups reduced: € 10

Pre-sale reservation fees

  • Single: € 1.50
  • Groups: € 1.50 per person
  • Schools: € 1 per person

Online Tickets

The exhibition’s tickets, are available at the Palazzo Ducale ticket office, and on sale online at the ticketing service VivaTicket. Click on the link below, buy your ticket and skip the queue.


Infoline and presale

T: +39 010 9280010
T: +39 010 8171604

Palazzo Ducale – Doges Apartment
Piazza Matteotti, 9, Genova – ITALY

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.


  1. Juan Coronel Rivera is Diego Rivera’s grandson. Cristina is Frida’s great-niece

    • William, thanks for the clarification! In the translation from Italian to English, “nipote” means all grandson, grand-daughter, niece, and nephew!

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