Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, disability, and national identity influenced Kahlo’s diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City—including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the artist and photographs reflecting her iconic style. Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre deals with many topics that were not only significant to the artist but are still relevant today.Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, disability, and national identity influenced Kahlo’s diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City—including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the artist and photographs reflecting her iconic style. Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre deals with many topics that were not only significant to the artist but are still relevant today.This extraordinary exhibition provides the Bay Area community and other museum visitors the opportunity to explore how Kahlo constructed her identity through self-fashioning with Tehuana dress and accessories, focusing on themes of disability and ethnicity, both in her life and in her art. The de Young is a particularly significant venue for this exhibition as Kahlo spent time in San Francisco with her husband, Diego Rivera, first in 1930–1931 and again in 1940. The city was special to her, both personally and artistically. This exhibition complements the Fine Arts Museums' holdings and will feature modern and pre-Hispanic Mexican artworks from the museums' collection. Tickets will be available for members to reserve in late November, and for the general public in early December. Not a member? Join now and see Frida Kahlo and all other special exhibitions for free!Nickolas Muray, "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán," 1939. Color carbon print, 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum. 2018.68.1. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving de Young Museum | de Young Main address: de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, disability, and national identity influenced Kahlo’s diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City—including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the artist and photographs reflecting her iconic style. Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre deals with many topics that were not only significant to the artist but are still relevant today.Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, disability, and national identity influenced Kahlo’s diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City—including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the artist and photographs reflecting her iconic style. Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre deals with many topics that were not only significant to the artist but are still relevant today.This extraordinary exhibition provides the Bay Area community and other museum visitors the opportunity to explore how Kahlo constructed her identity through self-fashioning with Tehuana dress and accessories, focusing on themes of disability and ethnicity, both in her life and in her art. The de Young is a particularly significant venue for this exhibition as Kahlo spent time in San Francisco with her husband, Diego Rivera, first in 1930–1931 and again in 1940. The city was special to her, both personally and artistically. This exhibition complements the Fine Arts Museums' holdings and will feature modern and pre-Hispanic Mexican artworks from the museums' collection. Tickets will be available for members to reserve in late November, and for the general public in early December. Not a member? Join now and see Frida Kahlo and all other special exhibitions for free!Nickolas Muray, "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán," 1939. Color carbon print, 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum. 2018.68.1. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives Book tickets