Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo at Arkansas Arts Center

Dates: 02/01/19 - 04/14/19 

The Arkansas Arts Center presents a rare opportunity to see one of Mexico’s greatest painters captured by some of the 20th century’s most important photographers. Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo/Fotografiando Frida: Retratos de Frida Kahlo will be on view February 1 through April 14, and insightful, inspiring and engaging programs related to the exhibition fill the Arts Center’s spring calendar.

Exhibition programs include weekend art-making activities, free family photo sessions, gallery talks with local students, as well as lectures by esteemed art historians and librarians. The Arkansas Arts Center will also host a Late Night one evening a month during the exhibition – February 21, March 14 and April 4 – with the galleries, Museum Shop, and Watercolor in the Park open until 9 p.m.

Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo features 65 images of Kahlo as art and artist. The photographs document Kahlo’s life as seen by the greatest photographers of the time – Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Emmy Lou Packard, Graciela Iturbide, Nickolas Muray and Edward Weston, among others. From casual snapshots to intimate family photographs to artfully posed studio portraits, viewers will see the full spectrum of Kahlo’s life, from self-assured adolescent, to influential artist, fashion icon and passionate lover, as she takes on a mythic presence in our collective imagination.

Photographing Frida features images by Lola Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Gisèle Freund, Hector Garcia, Juan Guzman, Graciela Iturbide, Peter Juley, Guillermo Kahlo, Bernice Kolko, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Emmy Lou Packard, Victor Reyes, Bernard Silberstein, Edward Weston and Guillermo Zamora. A fully-illustrated catalogue, Mirror, Mirror: Portraits of Frida Kahlo, featuring an essay by Salomon Grimberg, a noted authority on Latin American art, accompanies the exhibition.

Event Information:

Arts Center

501 E. 9th St., Little Rock, AR, 72202

Phone: 501-372-4000

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