Friday, March 02, 2012

Frida Kahlo Exhibition at Artisphere

The celebrated artist's life revealed through personal photos
On view Feb 23 - March 25 / Admission is always free

Artisphere celebrates Frida Kahlo with related ticketed programming featuring Mexican, Mexican-American and Latina artists!

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Upon Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to her and husband/artist Diego Rivera were sealed and put in storage.  For more than half a century this great collection of personal memorabilia remained hidden from the public.  In 2007 this collection was opened and Mexican photographer and curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio inventoried and catalogued 240 images to create the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos exhibition. These images reveal a little-known side of the artist and lifelong resident of Coyoacán, a Mexico City suburb and Arlington, Virginia's sister city. Artisphere is the first and only U.S. venue to present this exhibition.

1101 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington VA 22209

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