2,000 Students Get Free Access to DIA Rivera-Kahlo Exhibit


DETROIT — Bank of America, a major supporter of the much-anticipated Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibition, which  opens March 15 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, is providing  tickets to 2,000 Detroit students attending Title I schools, a federal program that gives grants to schools in areas of high poverty.

In addition to funding this event, in 2013 the DIA was awarded a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project to examine, conserve, digitally photograph, and mount Diego Rivera’s preparatory drawings for his masterpiece Detroit Industry murals. Five of these life-sized drawings will be displayed in the exhibition.

“Bank of America is committed to supporting the arts in all its forms, and we are happy to be able to provide an opportunity for Detroit students to see this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo,” says Matt Elliott, Bank of America’s Michigan market president.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit is on view until July 12. Information and tickets are available at dia.org.