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Revised Udall Lecture Series Summer 2017: Photos of Frida Kahlo

June 2nd, 2017

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM) – Renown 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 October 12. The lecture series coincides with Mirror, Mirror, Photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill.

On display from May 6th-October 29th, the photography exhibition from the 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, 2:00-4:00PM

Barbara Cleaver

What She Wore: Frida’s Attire


Sunday, July 2, 2:00-4:00PM

Khristaan Villela

Colima Dogs and Aztec Goddesses: Frida and Diego Collect Ancient Mexican Art


Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-8:00PM

David Setford

Painting the Revolution? Introduction to Mexican Modernism


Thursday, August 17 6:00-8:00PM

Kate Ware

Frida & Warhol: The Self Image


Saturday, September 16, 2:00-4:00PM

Carolyn Kastner

Frida’s Intimate Friends, Iconic Artists


Thursday, October 12, 6:00-8:00PM

Penelope Hunter-Stiebel

Frida’s World: an artist at the center of a changing time and place

The cost to attend each lecture is $20 for non-members, $10 to SCAS members and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members.  It is advisable to reserve in advance by calling 505-982-2226. The Udall Center for Museum Resources is 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501




Media Contact Information:

David Setford: 505-982-2226



File name: Frida Kahlo on White Bench, New York (2nd Edition), Nickolas Muray, Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art 


File name: Frida Looking Into Mirror, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art


File name: Frida with Granizo, Nickolas Muray, Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art (2) 


File name: Frida with Michoacan Gourd On Head, Carl Van Vechten, Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art





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