Frida and Friends: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Exhibition Dates: September 12, 2013 – November 10, 2013
This fall, FMoPA will present an exhibition about the life and times of Frida Kahlo. Kahlo was born and raised in Mexico, but by the 1920s, she and husband Diego Rivera occupied the center of a vibrant artistic, intellectual, and political scene in Mexico. For example, American artist Edward Weston traveled to Mexico City in 1923 along with his lover, photographer Tina Modotti, and shared his artistic experimentation with the painter Kahlo. This exhibition will showcase important images from Lola Álvarez Bravo, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Emmy Lou Packard, Guillermo Zamora, among others and showcase snapshots of the political figures Kahlo turned to for inspiration and friendship.