Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is the most instantly recognizable artist of all time. Since her popularization in the 1980s, she has been the subject of books, movies, an opera and a great deal of visual art created by others who have been moved by her paintings and life story. Drawn entirely from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Permanent Collection, this exhibit explores works inspired by Frida Kahlo; the work of her students, known as “Los Fridos” who learned from and surrounded her while she recovered at home in La Casa Azul; as well as familiar items that Kahlo chose to surround herself with such as arte popular, Mesoamerican artifacts and traditional clothing from her beloved Mexico.

In the Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery

Curated by Rebecca D. Meyers

Image credit: Ester Hernández, If This Is Death - I Like It / Si esto es la muerte - me gusta, 1991, serigraph, 11/70, 35 5/8” x 28 1/8” (paper size), National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, 1993.14, photo credit: Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar

Friday, May 8, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020