Frida Kahlo was one of the most noted and inspirational painters and artists of the twentieth century. Her story and surrealist work has inspired others for decades. Now the R.W. Norton Art Gallery presents a special exhibition: The World of Frida. Organized by the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California, this special brings together 95 international artists featuring works honoring the late Mexican artist. These works cover a wide array of media from paintings to photography reflecting her, her home and garden as well as Mexican culture and fashion.
Curator Carrie Lederer says in the press release, “Iconic Frida Kahlo was a true visionary. Her paintings—exquisite and brutally honest—are a testimony to the way she thought and lived and embraced life. Universally loved, her paintings continue to be an inspiration for artists worldwide. This exhibition demonstrates the power and reach of Kahlo’s work, reflecting a rich range of interpretation in practically every media.”
The opening reception for The World of Frida takes place on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Admission is free to the Norton and you will be required to wear a mask for those ages 5 and up. The gallery opens Friday through Sunday at 1:00pm. Closing time is 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday.
While touring the exhibition, take some time and explore the rest of the gallery and see these unique treasures.
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