Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Frida Kahlo Exhibition at SFMOMA opens June 14 2008

SFMOMA presents an exhibition simple titled Frida from June 14 - September 28, 2008.

Along with the exhibition are excellent educational programmes including: Learning from Frida Kahlo: Exploring Identity in Modern and Contemporary Art Julie Charles, associate curator, education, SFMOMA Alison Gass, assistant curator, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA Thursdays, July 17 - August 14, 20086:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.UC Berkeley Extension, 95 Third Street, San Francisco Taking Kahlo's work as its starting point, this course explores how other artists tackle themes of identity. Charles and Gass position Kahlo within a broader context of art history, using this expanded field as a means of defining the ways in which art reflects and constructs our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world we live in. Themes include the cult of the artist, artistic partnerships, the body, nationalism, portraiture, and Surrealism.

One semester unit of academic credit in art history. To enroll, call 510.642.4111 and reference course number EDP014985. More info here.

Good thing I'll be living back in San Francisco during the exhibition!