Feminist icon celebrated in Alabama museum art exhibit


She didn’t live until her 48th birthday.

Yet her adventurous artwork and pioneering feminism endure, inspiring other creators to this day.

Today, surrealist Frida Kahlo, who died in 1954, is the subject of “The World of Frida”, an exhibition presented at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Ninety-five artists, from Savannah, Georgia to Amsterdam to Italy, created works for the exhibition.

Inspirations for these works include: Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits, her life with fellow iconic Mexican painter Diego Rivera, her passion for gardening, Mexican culture, and the emotional / physical challenges she endured including polio in her life. childhood and a bus accident as a teenager.

The accident left her disabled. In recovering from this accident, she returned to her childhood hobby, art, which has become her life’s work.

“Frida’s World” will be at the Huntsville Museum of Art, address 300 Church St. SW, from December 13 to February 28.

The exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, university studies, sculptures, mixed media and textiles.

In 2002, Kahlo was the subject of a biopic titled “Frida,” starring Salma Hayek. The role earned Hayek an Oscar nomination.

The Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Calif., Organized the “World of Frida” traveling exhibition, which was also presented at the California Center for the Arts, the Texas International Museum of Art & Science, and Florida’s Museum of Arts & Sciences. , among other Locations.

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