1932 : Diego Rivera Begins Painting Frescoes at Detroit Institute of Arts

July 25, 2018 all-day

Diego Rivera

On July 25, 1932, artist Diego Rivera began the actual painting of his frescoes in the Garden Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Rivera had begun his research and preparation in April. The 27-panel work was entitled “Detroit Industry” was completed on March 13, 1933 and first seen by the public a couple weeks later.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page

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