San Francisco's de Young Museum Prepares for Major Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Displaying her unseen personal possessions in “Appearances Can Be Deceiving.”

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Although the launch has been postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is preparing for its major exhibit dedicated to artist Frida Kahlo. Titled “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” the exhibit will explore how Kahlo constructed her identity through self-fashioning and provide insights into her complex themes of disability and ethnicity across her art and personal life.

Kept sealed following Kahlo’s death in 1954, a selection of Kahlo’s possessions from her home in La Casa Azul will also be on view. These personal belongings include photographs, letters, jewelry, cosmetics, and intricate garments. Moreover, a total of 34 works encompassing drawings, paintings, and a lithograph that span the artist’s life will also be displayed.

“Reinforcing our institution’s long-standing close ties to Mexico, we are infinitely honored and thrilled to present Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the de Young museum,” states Thomas P. Campbell, Director, and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “The landmark exhibition paints a multifaceted portrait of one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century; whose vivid work provides an important window into Mexican culture, and whose extraordinary persona continues to be a source of inspiration to so many”.

Visit the de Young Museum’s website to learn more about the major presentation and stay tuned for official details on the museum’s reopening. “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” was previously scheduled to open on March 21st with a run through July 26.

Elsewhere in art, Pace Gallery explores materiality in sculpture works as part of a new online exhibition.

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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© Nickolas Muray Photo Archives, © 2020 Banco De México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, © Javier Hinojosa,  library Of Congress, Washington, D.c. Library Of Congress
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