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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s art practice evolved at a pivotal time in Mexican history, when the nation sought to redefine itself through political, cultural, and social reforms. Join us for an illustrated talk by curator Julia Waite as she explores the dynamic and complex networks between art, people and place in modern Mexico.

Please register your place at one of the times to avoid disappointment.

These talks are free and do not include an entry into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico. Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased here.

Julia Waite’s research interests are focused on the development of modern art in New Zealand, global modernisms and documentary photography. She has a Masters in Art History from the University of Auckland (First Class Honours), a Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours: First Class) in Art History from the University of Otago.

Julia has curated several exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery, including Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960 (2015), and the co-curated Gordon Walters: New Vision (2017) and Louise Henderson: From Life (2019-20), all of which were touring exhibitions with associated publications.


  • Free


  • Sat 15 Oct


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • Wellesley Street East
  • Auckland CBD
  • Auckland 1010