Over 600 guests enjoyed a beautiful spring night in Phoenix at the opening and viewing of “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection,” at the Heard Museum April 9. The central courtyard of the museum was aglow with Portofino lights, calla lilies draped the tables and music from several artists serenaded guests, according to a press release. At its only north American stop on the tour, the exhibition features 33 paintings by Kahlo, Rivera and four other Mexican amster artists; 72 photographs capturing the life of the artists, and a handmade Oaxacan clothing collection.
Frida Kahlo loved a particular Mexican dog breed, served Chicken Escabeche and collected small pieces of ceramic art. As two exhibits about the famed 20th century Mexican artist open Oct. 31, the Heard Museum will present examples of all three and more in a celebration of her life, her passion and her art: On both Saturday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 1, museum members will be allowed to enter the museum and be the first to see Frida Kahlo—Her Photos and Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection, at 9 a.m., ahead of the public opening time of 9:30.
For fans of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, an exhibit of her photographs opening Oct. 31 at the Heard Museum is a window to her worldview, to the people she loved, to her passions and to the pain she suffered nearly constantly throughout her life. For those introducing themselves to Ms. Kahlo’s legacy, “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” is a window into the soul of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing artists.
Visitors will see how Ms. Kahlo’s personal photographs inspired, comforted and served as work tools for her incredible art in the exhibit. It opens to the public Oct. 31, in the museum’s Edward Jacobson Gallery, where it will be on view until Feb. 8, 2016, according to a press release.