FRIDA! Monday morning fun fact: Did you know that, while she was alive, Frida Kahlo only had one solo show in New York City? Yep, it was at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Well, 81 years later, the Brooklyn Museum is shining a huge spotlight on all things Frida with this fabulous show, titled ‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’:
“‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.”
The show runs from February 8 until May 12, 2019. Go!