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Summer 2017 Udall Lecture Series Focuses On Frida Kahlo

May 11th, 2017

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM) – Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—her life, self-image, friends, and thoughts on feminism—are the topics of a summer lecture series at the Udall Center on Museum Hill from June 10 through September 16, 2017. The lecture series coincides with the Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill. 

On display from May 6 through October 29, 2017, the photography exhibition from Throckmorton Fine Art in New York traces the artist’s life in more than 50 images by outstanding photographers including Lola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Carl Van Vechten, and Nickolas Muray. Visitors will follow Frida from a self-possessed adolescent to a passionate wife and lover, an independent artist, fashion icon, and object of cult-like reverence. 

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art has added a selection of large-scale photographs by William Frej conveying the ambiance of the Casa Azul, the Kahlo family home and now the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, and a group of works created in homage to Frida by innovative artists from Santa Fe’s Spanish Market.

“‘Frida Kahlo, known for her paintings, was no stranger to the camera. She was one of the most photographed women of her generation, emanating her sensuality, personal fashion and unique beauty….” Washington Post.

The Udall Center for Museum Resources, a Museum Hill partner of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, is the venue for the following lectures hosted by David Setford, Executive Director of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, Guest Curator:

Saturday, June 10, 2:00 PM: What She Wore: Frida’s Attire, Barbara Cleaver 

Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM: Frida and Warhol: the Self Image, Kate Ware

Thursday, August 17 6:00 PM: Frida and Feminism, Tey Marianna Nunn

Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM: Frida’s Intimate Friends, Iconic Artists, Carolyn Kastner

The cost to attend each lecture is $20 for non-members and $10 for members of the Museum of Colonial Art, at 750 Camino Lejo. For more information, please call 505-982-2226. The Udall Center for Museum Resources is located at 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

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Frida Kahlo on White Bench

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