The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition
The rich and colorful life of Frida Kahlo is revealed in “The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition,” making its U.S. premiere in San Diego from October 19, 2013, through January 10, 2014, at NTC at Liberty Station. This is the only exhibition worldwide where all of her paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years, have never before been seen.
The exhibition features 123 replicas of her known paintings in original size and original materials, and hand-painted in the same style as Kahlo painted them. Also on display are over 500 possessions with which Kahlo surrounded herself, including jewelry, dresses and adornments are identical to those Kahlo wore and painted. All are handmade using traditional methods, materials, and tools.
There is also a substantial collection of photos of Kahlo, her family, and friends in her work and life environments and a large collection of pre-Colombian through present-day Mexican folk art. This exhibition provides a 360 degree view of her life and work and allows visitors to totally immerse themselves in her artworks and to better understand Kahlo as well as Mexican history and culture.
Audio guides are available in English and Spanish. Tickets range from $12.50 to $16.50. The exhibition is open from 10am to 8pm Thursday-Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (closed Monday).