Frida Kahlo is perhaps best known for her thought provoking self-portraits, bold fashion sense and iconic uni-brow. This exhibit from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is more than just a display of her work; it’s an exhibit that celebrates the legacy of one of the world’s most famous Latin American painters. This instillation features dozens of original masterpieces from Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera.
As you shuffle along the exterior walls with the flow of the crowds, you take in over 50 photos that provide a behind the scenes look at her life and works. This exhibit also features an attention grabbing T-shaped catwalk featuring roughly a half dozen manikins adorned in some of Frida’s most iconic and colorful outfits. This show will leave you with a deep appreciation for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s contributions to contemporary art.
Frida and Diego’s impact on the contemporary art scene is permanent but this exhibit is not! The Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit runs through August 20th at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. This is the only North American stop for this world tour so there’s no time to monkey around.
Tickets to the Heard Museum are $18 each plus an additional $7 to access the special exhibit. Visit heard.org for more visitor info. Pro tip: check your local library for a Culture Pass that covers the cost of general admission for 2!
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