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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NEW YORK | Walk-through of "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" with Catherine J. Morris

Start Date: 2/20/2019 5:30 PM EST
End Date: 2/20/2019 7:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY  United States  11238-6052

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $25
Guests | $35


Join ArtTable NY for a walk-through of the Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, with Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. This exhibition presents one of the most anticipated displays of Kahlo’s work as the largest U.S. exhibition devoted to Frida Kahlo in a decade.

Join us after the walk-through for dutch treat drinks at
Bearded Lady!

About the exhibition:
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.

Kahlo’s personal artifacts—which range from noteworthy examples of Kahlo’s Tehuana clothing, contemporary and pre-Colonial jewelry, and some of the many hand-painted corsets and prosthetics used by the artist during her lifetime—had been stored in the Casa Azul (Blue House), the longtime Mexico City home of Kahlo and Rivera, who had stipulated that their possessions not be disclosed until 15 years after Rivera’s death. The objects shed new light on how Kahlo crafted her appearance and shaped her personal and public identity to reflect her cultural heritage and political beliefs, while also addressing and incorporating her physical disabilities.

About Catherine J. Morris: 

Catherine Morris is the Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where, since 2009, she has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985; Judith Scott-Bound and Unbound; and Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art. She has worked on projects examining contemporary practices through historical precedents, including the current museum-wide project The Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum and Agitprop!. She has worked on exhibitions and curatorial projects with Beverly Buchanan, Marilyn Minter, Zanele Muholi, Suzanne Lacy, Matthew Buckingham, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith and Rachel Kneebone and produced historical exhibitions such as Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letter to The Ladder, Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919, and Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanity Fair of 1864. Previously an independent curator, Morris organized, among other projects, Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s at SculptureCenter, New York; 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966 for the List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and two exhibitions, Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s and Food at White Columns, New York.

Please meet at the Group Tours/General Tickets entry at 5:15 PM.

Thank you to Laval Bryant, Group & Tourism Sales Manager, for organizing and Catherine Morris for participating. 

Image: Image credit: Nickolas Murray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965); printed 2006. Carbon pigment print, image 14 x11 in (35.6 X27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2018.80. © Nickolas Murray Photo Archives. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum).

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