When the High Museum of Art’s “Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting” exhibition officially opens on Thursday, it will signify a couple of important firsts for the museum.
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“Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting”
Feb. 14-May 12, Noon-5 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. $16.50-$19.50. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta; 404-733-4444, www.high.org.
A series of “Frida & Diego” events are schedule during the run of the show. Here are three to consider:
Party with a Passion. Celebrate opening night with live music, salsa dancing and Frida impersonators. 6-10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. $25 singles, $40 couples.
Mexican film series. Nine classic and contemporary films, including a collection of shorts, a documentary on Rivera and “Maria Candelaria,” the 1946 Cannes Film Festival winner, screen 8 p.m. every Saturday, Feb. 23-April 27. $7; Rich Theatre.
Lecture. Consulting curator Elliott King discusses the artists and their work. 2 p.m., Feb. 23; Free
All events at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 404-733-4444, www.high.org