Frida Kahlo (1913-1954) first came to San Francisco in 1930 as the newly married, 22 year old wife of the famous muralist, Diego Rivera. He had been commissioned to paint murals in San Francisco, Detroit and New York. Now the de Young museum will bring Frida back with a special exhibition featuring a trove of her artwork, personal photographs, and vibrant costumes from the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City.
Santa Clara County Library District will present an art talk about the exhibit on June 27 at 3 pm via Zoom. The talk by art docent and lecturer Kathryn Zupsic, will illustrate how Kahlo consciously created her own iconic image, and then looks deeper to reveal the complex person and artist beneath. The exhibition will run for three months after the de Young reopens this summer or fall. Museum opening date to be announced. To attend the talk, please register: RSVP.
To learn more about the legendary Kahlo, check out the titles on this book and dvd list:
The de Young Museum will host "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" when it can safely re-open and welcome gallery visitors in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out these books and movies about Mexico's most iconic artist who spent six months in San Francisco shortly after her marriage to Diego Rivera.
Sullivan, E. J. (1999). Radical Rivera. Art Journal, 58(3), 112. https://doi.org/10.2307/777868
Tate, T. N. (2020). Frida Kahlo. Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia.