Monday, November 16, 2015

Frida Kahlo


Yesterday I visited the Heard Museum to see the new Frida Kahlo exhibit of her collection of photos. There were 241 photos exhibited from her collection of over 6,000 that were carefully archived.  Many were taken by her father, some were taken by her and others were photos taken by various photographers.  They were all locked in a room in the Blue House where she lived most of her life and not revealed to the public until 2007.  It was a fascinating exhibit with photos of family and  cherished memories to photos that inspired her art and political activism.  Photography wasn't allowed in the actual exhibit but it was encourage at the entrance where this larger-than-life Frida was on display.


It was a very wet day in the Phoenix area so it was a perfect day for a museum visit.  All that rain didn't stop me from making a quick visit to my favorite sculpture garden at the museum.

16 comments:

Halcyon said...

It was rainy here too yesterday. I had planned to visit the Kathe Kollwitz museum, but we got busy doing our taxes and other fun things. And then time ran out! I would have liked this exhibit though. Frieda was an interesting woman.

Thérèse said...

I would have loved to see this exhibition.

LOLfromPasa said...

A museum visit is a great option when it isn't to nice out. Fascinating story about Frida.

Steve Reed said...

I had no idea Frida took photos! Interesting!

Karl Demetz said...

A museum visit is a great choice in such a wet day.
Interesting post, Sharon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh imagine having to pick 241 images out of 6000, that would have been difficult! I agree Sharon, rainy days were meant for art gallery and museum visits.. or the movies :)

Lowell said...

That looks like a fascinating place. And it's always nice to see rain in the Phoenix area!

RedPat said...

That must have been a great show to see, Sharon! Love your sculpture garden pic.

William Kendall said...

Quite an exhibit well worth seeing!

VP said...

Not a great fan of her work, but this would be an interesting visit!

Kathy said...

I'll bet that was a wonderful photography exhibit to see. The likeness of Freida looks a bit cartoon-ish, especially the hands. I'm always amazed at all the cultural activities that do you. I think you're the most cultured person I've ever known!

Catalyst said...

As a person with a longtime fascination with Ms. Kahlo, I would love to see that exhibit.

cieldequimper said...

I'd have loved the Kahlo exhibition. Do I spot an Allan Houser out there?

Kate said...

I really would enjoy the Kahlo exhibit.

Randy said...

I can't wait to see it.

José Mendonça said...

Such a cool version of Frida!