The Brooklyn Museum has announced Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a Major Exhibition Exploring the Life and Work of the Iconic Mexican Artist.
The exhibition includes Frida Kahlo’s clothing and other personal items; key paintings and drawings by the artist; photographs, film, as well as related objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.
Opening February 8, 2019, the exhibition marks the first time that Kahlo’s personal objects from the Blue House, in Mexico City, will be on view in the United States.
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to Frida Kahlo, and the first in the United States to display a collection of her personal possessions from the Casa Azul (Blue House), the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City.
The objects, ranging from clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics to letters and orthopedic corsets, will be presented alongside works by Kahlo – including ten key paintings and a selection of drawings – as well as photographs of the artist, all from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
Related historical film and ephemera, as well as objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art, are also included. Appearances Can Be Deceiving explores how politics, gender, clothing, national identities, and disability played a part in defining Kahlo’s self-presentation in her work and life.
Tickets include general admission. The exhibition will be on view seven days a week, with only the first floor galleries open for viewing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Standard tickets go on sale Monday, December 3, 2018. Standard tickets will cost $20 for adults, $12 for seniors and students ages 13 and up, $8 for children ages 4-12 on Mondays and Tuesdays; and $25 for adults, $16 for seniors and students ages 13 and up, $10 for children ages 4-12 Wednesdays through Sundays. Untimed tickets, which allow visitors to enter any time on a specific date, are available through the run of the exhibition and cost $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Photo of Frida in New York 1946 provided by Brooklyn Museum.