Frida in Philadelphia

By Communications Office Tue, February 19, 2008

Excited about the three-month exhibition of more than 40 works by Frida Kahlo opening tomorrow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art? Just in time to prepare for your visit, the Free Library’s Author Events team has made available the podcast of renowned art historian Hayden Herrera’s talk--titled “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Sacred Monsters”--delivered at the Central Library last Wednesday. Ms. Herrera is a co-curator of the PMA’s Frida Kahlo exhibition and the author of the influential 1983 biography, Frida, which helped establish the Mexican artist's reputation in America and was used as source material for the acclaimed 2002 film of the same name.

And if you’re looking to delve even deeper into the life and work of Frida Kahlo, Free Library staff have put together some excellent reading lists for all ages and interests.

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrí), Frida Kahlo, 1940, oil on canvas, 24 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrí), Frida Kahlo, 1940, oil on canvas, 24 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches

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