PILSEN — Hundreds of unpublished photos from Frida Kahlo’s individual collection are on exhibit in Chicago for the 1st time at the Nationwide Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.
The “Frida Kahlo, Her Photos” exhibition debuted in 2009 at the La Casa Azul Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. It has since traveled to far more than 20 cities, drawing more than 1 million website visitors. It was curated by Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.
The exhibition at the museum, 1852 W. 19th St., opened to the public Friday and will run until eventually Aug. 7. The museum is cost-free and is open up 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursday-Sunday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays.
The gallery attributes portraits of Kahlo and the critical people today in her life, shots she took and shots presented to her by other individuals.
Images played an critical job in Kahlo’s existence, as her father and grandfather have been qualified photographers. Numerous of the shots from the exhibition were being taken by the two.
“We want to go deeper on our comprehending of Frida, and this exhibition is one particular of the ways we can do that,” stated Perla Alvarez, coordinator at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. “You will realize Frida Kahlo in a entirely different way.”
The images experienced been stored in storage for a lot more than 50 decades right after Kahlo’s spouse, Diego Rivera, donated their residence, regarded as La Casa Azul, to be turned into a museum immediately after Kahlo’s dying. The pictures and other particular belongings have been unearthed in 2004 in untouched components of the house.
Cesáreo Moreno, main curator at the museum, stated it is important to have these shots in Pilsen simply because of the historically big Mexican populace in the community. He desires neighbors, specifically young children, to join to their Mexican heritage.
“How fantastic is it that a mexicana, a woman artist from Mexico is currently being seen as an icon?” Moreno explained. “I believe nothing at all but fantastic can arrive from that within our community. … We have usually tried using to make guaranteed that the upcoming generation understands exactly where they appear from.”
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