The Brooklyn Museum Announces Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

The Brooklyn Museum Announces Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Frida Kahlo souvenirs for collectors, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Hear ye, all you art lovers. There is an ongoing exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, showcasing for the first time in the US, Frida Kahlo's personal objects from her lifelong home Blue House

OT Staff
March 12 , 2019
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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is one art exhibition you don't want to miss. If you are in New York City (NYC) or are planning to travel there soon, now is probably one of the best times. The reson: Brooklyn Museum, NYC, is hosting the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist who was best known for her self portraits, her use of folk art to express her views on identity, postcolonialism, gender, class and race. For the first time in the US, a collection of the artist's personal possessions from her lifeling home--Casa Azul a.k.a the Blue House, Mexico City, is being showcased in an art exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is from Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection and will be on  till May 12, 2019. You have two months!

A portion of the Frida Kahlo's lifelong home, the Blue House


Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary, 1892-1965). Frida on Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 18 x 14 in. (45.5 x 36 cm)On display are objects like the artist's clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, letters, ten important paintings, drawings and photographs. If Kahlo is one of the best artists you follow then now is the time when you can finally get a glimpse of her life. Also included are related historical film, ephemera among many other items from the museum's collection of Mesoamerican art. The exhibition is titled 'Appearances Can Be Deceiving', organised in collaboration with the Banco de México Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, and The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and The Vergel Foundation.

You will get a chance to look at (and admire) the artist's iconic works such as Self-Portrait with Necklace (1933), SelfPortrait with Braid (1941), and Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, Diego on My Mind (1943).

The Information

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving exhibition will be on view seven days a week but on Mondays and Tuesdays, only the first floor galleries will be open for viewing. If you wish to be a Brooklyn Museum Member, check here. There are perks for members like free general admission for a year and great discounts on dining, shopping and various museum programmes. Visit Brooklyn Museum for tickets. If you are in a large group of 10 or more, make advance reservations.

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