Wed March 3 - Sun May 2, 2021

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

At the time of Frida Kahlo's death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist's highly personal items--including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics--were locked away. 50 years later, these belongings were unsealed--now they're on view for the first time on the West Coast. Discover what these objects reveal about their now iconic owner in Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo's vibrant artistry through our exhibition tour of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. We'll take a closer look at some of her personal items, photographs, and paintings that reveal the many ways Kahlo constructed her identity.

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Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions, and revealing depictions of intensely personal struggles -- the traumatic accident, her ongoing health problems, miscarriages, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera. Kahlo's blunt style, influenced by Mexican folk art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in the history of modern art.
At the time of Frida Kahlo's death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist's highly personal items--including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics--were locked away. 50 years later, these belongings were unsealed--now they're on view for the first time on the West Coast. Discover what these objects reveal about their now iconic owner in Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo's vibrant artistry through our exhibition tour of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. We'll take a closer look at some of her personal items, photographs, and paintings that reveal the many ways Kahlo constructed her identity.

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Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions, and revealing depictions of intensely personal struggles -- the traumatic accident, her ongoing health problems, miscarriages, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera. Kahlo's blunt style, influenced by Mexican folk art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in the history of modern art.
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  • Wed Mar 3 (9:30am - 5:15pm)
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