With "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos," which opens Oct. 31 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, visitors will get an even deeper and more intimate look at the celebrated painter's life.
The photographs range from her youth to adulthood, portraying Kahlo in happy and hard times, and reveal her deep love of photography. The exhibition is divided into five sections: 1. The Origins, 2. The Blue House, 3. Politics, Revolutions and Diego, 4. Her Broken Body, and 5. Frida's Loves and Photography.The exhibition will feature 240 photos from more than 6,500 from the archive of the Blue House — la Casa Azul — the Mexico City home where Kahlo grew up and where she and Rivera lived from 1929 until her death in 1954. Rivera donated the home and its contents in 1958, and it was turned into a museum in Kahlo's honor. "Her Photos" was organized by the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, where Carlos Phillips is the general director.
The Heard Museum is the first Southwest venue to host "Her Photos," which is part of the museum's mission to broaden the scope of cultures that are showcased. The images in "Her Photos" represent Kahlo and Rivera's lives in la Casa Azul, including friends and family, Kahlo's interests in the indigenous people of Mexico and pre-Columbian Mexico, and her dealing with health problems caused by a bus accident when she was 18.
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Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix