The long-anticipated Frida Kahlo exhibition “Appearances Can Be Deceiving” has finally arrived to the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Frida Kahlo is one of the most recognizable figures of Mexican contemporary art and is especially renowned for her revolutionary works.
The exhibition features some of Frida’s most iconic paintings as well as photographs, films, dresses and a large number of personal items that provide personal insights of experiences throughout her life. Letters, notes and drawings reveal her thoughts about living in New York City during the 1930’s. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1938 at an art gallery located in the Upper East Side.
Make sure you take a look at her beautiful hand-drawn sketch for the Casa Azul, her home in Mexico City. Today the Casa Azul is home to the Frida Kahlo Museum – an architectural heritage building dedicated to the art and life of the Mexican artist. Tickets are available online at the Brooklyn Museum website but there are also same-day on-site tickets offered with specific entry times.
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest exhibition in the United States dedicated to the iconic Mexican artist, and for the first time Kahlo’s personal artifacts are displayed. The exhibition will be open from Feb. 8 to May 12, don’t miss it!