Friday, November 9, 2007

SFMOMA 2008 Kahlo Exhibition

Notice of an upcoming Frida Kahlo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art honoring her 100th birthday.

Frida Kahlo
Saturday, June 14, 2008 – Sunday, September 28, 2008
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frida Kahlo’s birth, this exhibition—organized by SFMOMA and the Walker Art Center with renowned Kahlo biographer Hayden Herrera—brings together approximately 50 paintings spanning the artist’s career, from 1926 to 1954. Focusing on Kahlo’s hauntingly seductive and often brutal self-portraits, the presentation will elucidate the progression of her practice, reflecting both her private obsessions and political concerns. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will present a small selection of photographs from the Vicente Wolf Photography Collection, including portraits of Kahlo by preeminent photographers of the period, as well as personal snapshots of the artist with family and friends from the artist’s own photo albums—some of which have never before been published or exhibited.

A major publication with newly commissioned essays, bibliography, exhibition history, and illustrated timeline, will accompany the exhibition.

Exhibition Tour
Premiere Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota October 27, 2007–January 20, 2008
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 20 –May 18, 2008
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California June 14–September 16, 2008

3 comments:

Renaissance Creatrix said...

Lovely 2008 timing! Our guest room is open in case you're flying in for the expo's opening!

-rachel

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Anonymous said...

make sure you see the great exhibit currently on view at LINCART ! great vintage photographs of the artist. you cant miss the gallery because there is currently a HUGE photo-repro of iconic Frida in the window ! 1632-C MARKET STREET ( near zuni ) 415-503-1981