Frida Kahlo: Public Image, Private Life. A Selection of Photographs and Letters
July 6, 2007 - October 14, 2007
Celebrating Kahlo’s 100th birthday, the exhibition includes the museum’s prized possession, Kahlo’s Self-portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, 23 photographs of Kahlo by various artists, 10 of Kahlo’s unpublished personal letters to family and friends from The Nelleke Nix and Marianne Huber Collection: The Frida Kahlo Papers and 12 never-before-seen photographs of Kahlo’s private bathroom at the Casa Azul. Among the photographs will be a new collection of images by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide of Kahlo’s private bathroom at the Casa Azul and its contents, which were sealed until fifty years after her death. The combination of these materials will provide a stimulating context for exploring the relationship between Frida’s colorful, mexicanista image and the difficult realities of her personal life.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Latino Center and the Mexican Cultural Institute.
¡Feliz Cumpleaños Frida!
7/8/2007 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday
FREE admission to the museum all day
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