Talk

Learning from Frida Kahlo: Exploring Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art

Related Exhibition Frida Kahlo

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

UC Berkeley Extension, 95 Third Street, San Francisco

Taking Kahlo's work as its starting point, this course explores how other artists tackle themes of identity. Charles and Gass position Kahlo within a broader context of art history, using this expanded field as a means of defining the ways in which art reflects and constructs our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world we live in. Themes include the cult of the artist, artistic partnerships, the body, nationalism, portraiture, and Surrealism.

Participants

Julie Charles, associate curator, education, SFMOMA
Alison Gass, assistant curator, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA