The Frida and Diego exhibition in San Gaetano attracts 90,000 visitors and is preparing to leave for Australia

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Gallery. Gilman’s collection attracted 90,000 visitors to San Gaetano in Padua from February 14 to June 4, 2023. The exhibition, curated by Daniela Ferretti, presented the distinguished works of the artists and provided a rich educational offer for in-depth study, a diverse and emotional attraction. The exhibition is preparing for its next stage in Australia.

Padua. 90,000 visitors were visitors to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Gilman Collection ”, an exhibition that closed its doors at San Gaetano in Padua on Sunday 4 June. The opening of the exhibition, promoted by the Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Padua, organized by the Virgil, Mondomosti and Sciera Foundation, in collaboration with the National Institute of Bellas Artes e Literatura (INBAL), is curated by Daniela Ferretti, to the audience last February 14, in conjunction with the Festa degli Innamorati.

Frida and Diego and their fiery love and artistic story involved an audience that the organizers defined as broad and passionate, who arrived in San Gaetano already knowing the stories of the artists, acknowledging their most important masterpieces on display and also discovering the lesser-known parts of their production, the environment in which their talents grew and the most remarkable moments in their lives.

“The enthusiasm with which the Municipality of Padua accepted the project and collaborated with it in its construction was a source of great satisfaction for MondoMostre, in addition to giving the public the opportunity to admire an exhibition that is the protagonist of a very successful worldwide tour,” says Simone Todoro di San Giorgio, CEO of MondoMostre .

The library’s excellent results confirm that it was a highly motivated and highly engaged audience. “Another important opportunity for Skira to collaborate with the Municipality of Padua, adding to the library management in the prestigious setting of the Eremitani Museum,” says Andrea Garbetta, Skira Gallery Director.

“Frida and Diego” also attracted the young (teens made up more than 10 percent of the audience), while the quantitatively larger core was the 25-45 age group. It should be noted that many, more than 15%, were families who decided to visit the exhibition, witnessed a project that managed to attract a very diverse audience and was able to benefit from a rich educational offer for in-depth study.

Padua and Veneto were the first sources of this audience, but it must be emphasized that about 40% of the visitors came from outside the region.

As you will remember, “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The Gelman group ”arrived in Padua as part of a world tour, with very narrow dates. Business arrived in San Cajetan from the previous stop in New Zealand and has already left again for an Australian city.

These are the words of Chancellor Andrea Colasio: “I am particularly satisfied with the final assessment of the exhibition of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, which has proven to be a great success. It is a success in terms of the number of visitors, less than half of whom came to Padua from outside the region, but also because of its historical and artistic quality and rigor For the exhibition itself, recognized and affirmed by all. Emphasizing the possibility of holding exhibitions as widely as possible for the general public through an accurate and precise scheme of exhibitions, but at the same time modern and easy to understand even for non-professional visitors. This is precisely the line on which we have long decided. Follow him, because our mission, as a public institution, is to make art and culture accessible to as many people as possible. Moreover, exhibitions like this are an important economic engine for our city and the region. I thank the Vergel Foundation, MondoMostre and Skira, with curator Daniela Ferretti for making us all fall in love with The love of Frida Kahlo, her art and her amazing and adventurous life.”

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Gallery. The Gilman collection “, promoted by the Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Padua, attracted 90,000 visitors to San Gaetano in Padua, where it was open to the public from February 14 to June 4, 2023. The exhibition, organized by the Virgil Foundation, raised MondoMostre and Skira, in collaboration with the Instituto The Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), curated by Daniela Ferretti, generated great interest and appreciation among the enthusiastic and very enthusiastic public, who were able to learn more about the love story and the art of Frida and Diego, discovering also the lesser-known parts of their productions, the environment in which their talents and moments developed prominent in their lives.

The exhibition also attracted many young people, with teenagers making up more than 10% of the audience, and many families, representing a project that was able to attract a very diverse audience and benefited from a rich and in-depth educational presentation. Padua and Veneto were the main reservoirs for visitors, but about 40% of visitors came from outside the region.

The show has already traveled to New Zealand and is ready for the next stop in Australia. Counselor Andrea Colasio expressed great satisfaction at the success of the fair, emphasizing that the public institution’s mission is to make art and culture accessible to as many people as possible and that such fairs are an important economic engine for the city and territory.

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