Diego does Detroit!

On March 13, 1933, Mexican artist Diego Rivera completed “Detroit Industry”, which Rivera considered to be his greatest mural in the US.  Rivera, a member of the Mexican Communist Party, was a great admirer of the city of Detroit and its industrial strength.  The Detroit Institute of Arts commissioned Rivera to paint the series of three murals, which took over a year to finish.  Among his other accomplishments, Rivera was married to the famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.

El 13 de marzo de 1933, el artista mexicano Diego Rivera completó “Detroit Industry”. Rivera consideró esta obra como su mayor mural en los Estados Unidos. Rivera era un admirador de la ciudad de Detroit y su fuerza industrial. El Instituto de Artes de Detroit le encargó a Rivera que pintara la serie de tres murales, que tardó más de un año en terminar. Entre sus otros logros, Rivera estuvo casado con la famosa artista mexicana Frida Kahlo.