An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts explores the many strands of Mexican modern art, shedding light on artists and movements beyond the best-known muralists.
“That’s the home she grew up in with her family, and that’s the home she returned to at the end of her life. It was a wonderful oasis of all things Mexican: color, nature, food. There’s a vitality about the space.”
Sylvia Plath once got blazed with Frida Kahlo. This is the setting of Musas, which invites us to be a fly on the wall and listen in on these women’s conversations as they smoke, eat, play, and work.
DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts’s major exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit closes on Sunday. This show was in the works for a decade, long before the city’s bankruptcy and the grand bargain, which shifted the ownership of the art from the city to the museum.
LONDON — As the centerpiece of this year’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDF) in London, artistic director Bradley Hemmings has created an outdoor theater production called “The Four Fridas,” inspired by the life and work of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Plants and flowers appeared throughout Frida Kahlo’s paintings, and although interpreting her art regularly evokes her biography of illness, injury, pain, and tumultuous love, the first exhibition to examine her work from a botanical perspective opens this week at a garden.
DETROIT — Art may be open to interpretation, but when the work in question is a reflection of an artist’s life, historians and museums tend to present their interpretations as fact.
As a last statement, our funerals are remarkable as much for their uniformity as for their conclusion of highly personal lives.
Before people were dropping GIFs into Gmail, letter writers were adding illustrations for that emotional or contextual punch.
The period between April 1932 and March 1933, when artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo sojourned in Detroit, was a desperate time for the city.
When most people are bored at work, they surf Facebook. Not so with Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, two employees at the website creation startup Squarespace who funneled their creative energy into photographic homages to the art historical canon.
Frida Kahlo will have her first solo show in New York City in more than 25 years, at the New York Botanical Garden, of all places.