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Opening Reception: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

April 1, 2022, 6:00 pm National Museum of Mexican Art
Guillermo Kahlo Photo Of Frida 1932
Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Archives
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Registration is not required, but encouraged for this free event.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is thrilled to announce the opening of Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. The exhibition comes from the archive of photographs that belonged to her personally and which were largely unknown. Now grouped together thematically into six sections by renowned Mexican photographer, curator and historian of photography in Mexico, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, the exhibition reveals parts of the personal history of an artist, of a country and of a period. It is a photographic collage made up of images that allow us to discover new facets of a key figure in the 20th century.

The significance of these historical images is evident, but some are also cherished due to the photographers who took them: Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, Martin Munkácsi, Man Ray, Pierre Verger and Edward Weston are just a few.

After a long two-year delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are excited to finally share this photographic exhibition with you. We look forward to sharing more than 200 photographs that shed light on Kahlo’s life. Join us at the opening reception on Friday, April 1st from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Registration is not required, but encouraged for this free event.

We welcome all audiences. The National Museum of Mexican Art is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the exhibit will open to the public on Friday, April 1st from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, followed by a reception at 6:00 pm. Frida Kahlo, Her Photos will continue through August 7th in the Main Gallery.

Please note: this is is also an opening reception for: Tectonic Reflections: Works by Rubén Aguirre and Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection.

An exhibition by The Frida Kahlo and Anahuacalli Museums

Photographic Archive: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archives. Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust

Worldwide tour managed by Terra Esplêndida

Sponsored by Bank of America, Allstate, and Prince Charitable Trust

Banner photo: Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Archives