Near the end of her life, Frida Kahlo was escorted by ambulance and laid in a bed in the middle of her solo exhibition held in Paris, France. That moment manifested a life in which, despite all her pain and misfortune, she managed to transcend herself into works of art and become an embodiment of strength. Since her death in 1954, appreciation for her work and legacy has escalated as there have been biographical films, auctions of her art, and exhibitions.
From March 16th to June 8th, Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, will be displayed at the Museum of Latin American Art which will be featuring over 200 photographs taken by, of, and for Frida Kahlo. The MOLAA will also be hosting a weekend filled with Frida-inspired events to shed light on the artist’s personal life and iconic image. The exhibition’s opening party will be held March 15th and will feature food, dance, and live performances by bands such as Quetzal and Metralleta de Oro. On March 16th, the Museum will be hosting their Fridamania Festival, which will celebrate not only Frida and the exhibition’s opening, but also Women’s History Month. The festival will feature art by local women artists and celebrate women’s contributions to art, music, and movements. To make things even more interesting, there will be a Frida look-alike contest! To read more about this exhibit and details of the ensuing events, visit the MOLAA website.
Photo Credit: Frida Kahlo by Lola Álvarez Bravo via molaa.com