Dallas Museum of Art presents "Frida Kahlo: Five Works"

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Dallas Museum of Art presents "Frida Kahlo: Five Works"
Frida Kahlo, Sun and Life, 1947, oil on masonite, Private Collection, Courtesy Galería Arvil. Image courtesy of Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Dallas Museum of Art presents "Frida Kahlo: Five Works," giving visitors the rare opportunity to see five exquisite works by the acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. In her
lifetime, Kahlo’s work was well-known in artistic circles, particularly in Mexico and the United States. In the years since her death in 1954, her work has garnered ever-increasing critical attention and international praise. Today, her fame is so widespread that she has gone from being simply a celebrated artist, to a global cultural phenomenon.

The exhibition includes four paintings and a drawing on loan from a private collection, courtesy of the Galería Arvil in Mexico City. In the new installation, each work will act as a vehicle for understanding larger aspects of Kahlo’s artistic practice. This includes her development of a personal language of metaphorical imagery and her exploration of still life painting late in her career. At the same time, as with many of her most well-known works, these pieces reflect Kahlo’s experiences and the events of her adventurous life.

"Frida Kahlo: Five Works" will be on view on the Atrium Overlook on Level 4 and opens simultaneously with "Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico," featuring works from the DMA’s Latin American collection. Both exhibitions are curated by Dr. Mark A. Castro, Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art.

A virtual tour of the exhibition will also be available at virtual.DMA.org.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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