Of life and love

Relationships are the coin of the realm in the museum world, and that’s how this exhibition came to be. Presenting Kahlo, Rivera + Mexican Modern Art gave NSU Museum director Bonnie Clearwater a choice opportunity to inaugurate the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Center for the Study of Latin American Art (which will be housed at the museum), while featuring this collecting couple’s recent donation of 75 artworks by modern Latin American artists.

Good timing also helps.

Another collection, especially renowned for its Frida Kahlo self-portraits, was amassed by Jacques and Natasha Gelman, beginning in the early 1940s. Their collection is managed by the Vergel Foundation under the direction of Robert Littman, who mentored Clearwater at the start of her career. Shortly after arriving at the NSU Museum, Clearwater learned that major Gelman artworks would soon travel to South Korea, but, “there was this little window of opportunity to show the collection

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