A Children’s Exhibition About Frida Kahlo
Making its debut in the United States, Frida and Me is an interactive experience. In a playful circuit that can be followed in any order, a series of fun activity stations immerses children and their families in the life and work of the celebrated twentieth-century artist Frida Kahlo. An iconic figure in modern Mexican art, Kahlo drew her subjects from her life, her country, popular and pre-Columbian culture, her family, and her husband, the painter Diego Rivera. The stations, designed by Les Sismo, are a reinterpretation of the artist’s sources on six themes: the self-portrait, pain, family, nature, Diego Rivera, and Paris. Through hands-on experiences, visitors can explore ideas of identity, culture, and the perception and representation of the self—all windows into Frida’s story and her work, and the wonderful, colorful world of Mexico. Having toured throughout the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Spain, and Mexico. Frida and Me is presented as a companion to the special exhibition Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection.
Featured (above): Frida Kahlo, Autoretrato [Self-portrait] (detail), 1938. Oil on aluminium, reverse painting on glass, painted wood frame. 32.2 x 24.4 cm (with frame). Purchase by the State and allocation in 1939 © Adagp, Paris 2013 © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. Photo credit: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/dist. RMN-GP
Produced by the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris as well as Arts & Fun and its general manager, Deidré Guevara Gallegos.