Brooklyn Will Host a Massive Frida Kahlo Exhibition This Year

Lead Photo: Photo by Toni Frissell for Vogue. Courtesy of the US Library of Congress
Photo by Toni Frissell for Vogue. Courtesy of the US Library of Congress
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Years after the Bronx’s New York Botanical Gardens recreated Frida Kahlo’s famous Casa Azul garden, the Brooklyn Museum will get its own Frida exhibition, one of the largest US shows based on the artist in the last decade. Titled Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, the exhibition will showcase her key paintings, clothing, and personal items.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest US exhibition in 10 years devoted to Frida Kahlo, and the first in the United States to display a collection of her possessions from the Casa Azul, the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City,” the museum stated in a press release.

The exhibition draws its name from one of Kahlo’s paintings, where she highlights her scars and a metal spine. The piece, which was discovered in 2004, places her disability at the forefront.

“We are absolutely thrilled to feature such an iconic and globally recognized artist in one of her largest exhibitions in New York City to date. Focused on the life and work of Frida Kahlo, the show comes at an important time, when it is critical to build cultural bridges between the United States and Mexico,” said Anne Pasternak, Brooklyn Museum’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Director.

The exhibition will be on view from February 8 to May 12, 2019. Learn more here.