Frida Kahlo; Me and My Parrots (Yo y mis pericos), 1941; Private Collection; Photo: Vando L. Rogers Jr.
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. Kahlo's folkloric style, influenced by Mexican popular art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in modern art. This exhibition, commemorating the centennial of the artist's birth, brings together paintings that span her career, along with a selection of her own collection of photographs, most of which have never been on public display.
|Talks + Events|
|Course||Learning from Frida Kahlo: Exploring Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art||07/17/08|
|Open Auditions for Frida Kahlo Performance at SFMOMA||Open Auditions for Frida Kahlo Performance at SFMOMA||08/09/08|
|Open Auditions for Frida Kahlo Performance at SFMOMA||Open Auditions for Frida Kahlo Performance at SFMOMA||08/16/08|
|Exhibition Spotlight||Mapping Kahlo's Legacy||09/02/08|
|Keynote Lecture||Hayden Herrera on Frida Kahlo's Legacy||09/25/08|
|Panel Discussion||Homage: Presenting Frida Kahlo||09/26/08|
|Colloquium||Kahlo in America: Three Cities - Detroit, New York, San Francisco||09/27/08|
|Performance||Pasión por Frida||09/28/08|
|Daily Video Screenings||Documentaries on Frida Kahlo||09/18/06 - 10/20/06|
|Daily Video Screenings||The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo||06/14/08 - 09/28/08|
|Film Series||Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film||08/02/08|
|Film Series||El Puño de hierro (The Iron Fist)||08/07/08|
|Film Series||Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film||08/09/08|
|Film Series||¡Que viva México!||08/14/08|
|Film Series||Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film||08/16/08|
|Film Series||Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film||08/23/08|
|Film Series||Frida, naturaleza viva||08/28/08|
|Film Series||Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film||08/30/08|
|Multimedia Tour||Frida Kahlo, The Art of Lee Miller and SFMOMA Collection Highlights||06/14/08 - 09/28/08|
|The Family Studio||The Many Faces of Frida||06/15/08|
|The Family Studio||Me, Myself, and I||08/03/08|
|The Family Studio||Me, Myself, and I||08/17/08|
|The Family Studio||Maravillas de México (Mexican Marvels)||09/07/08|
|The Family Studio||Maravillas de México (Mexican Marvels)||09/21/08|
|Members-Only Viewing Hours||Members-Only Viewing Hours||09/28/08|
|Teacher Institute||Frida Kahlo||06/28/08|
|Frida Kahlo||Jun 2008||Launch|
|Frida Kahlo's Frieda y Diego Rivera||May 2001||Launch|
|Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Blue House||Dec 2000||Play|
|Amalia Mesa-Bains on Frida Kahlo's self-portraits||Jul 2000||Play|
|Rupert Garcia on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo||Dec 1999||Play|
|Amalia Mesa-Bains on Frida Kahlo as a cultural figure||Dec 1999||Play|
|Frida Kahlo in San Francisco||Dec 1994||Play|
Kahlo's fantastical imagery and folkloric style, influenced by Mexican popular art, earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmistakableMore details
This exhibition is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is co-curated by Hayden Herrera and Walker Art Center Associate Curator Elizabeth Carpenter.
The national tour of Frida Kahlo is sponsored by Bank of America and Fundación Televisa.
Major support for the national tour is provided by Margaret and Angus Wurtele and the Fundación/Colección Jumex. Additional support is provided by Craig Baker.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) and the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Mexico.The San Francisco presentation is made possible by support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund.