MoMA Celebrates a Century of Frida Kahlo this Summer

Everybody's favorite Mexican surrealist painter and Communist sympathizer gets a fitting 100-year-old birthday celebration courtesy of MoMA. Head out to the museum in June for a rather comprehensive exhibit detailing the finest moments of her prolific career:

Frida Kahlo (Painting/Photography)

June 14–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.

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