FRIDA KAHLO TOUR AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
ALIX is planning an exciting guided tour of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum. We recently visited the exhibition and thought it was fabulous! This Frida Kahlo show is unique in that it displays not only her artwork, but her personal objects and clothing.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who lived from 1907 to 1954. She was well known for her many self-portraits, which asked questions about body image and disability, and works inspired by nature and the artifacts of Mexico. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving aims to discuss how Frida used these artifacts and clothing to craft her personal and public identities.
Drawn from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and other sources, this Frida Kahlo exhibition is the largest in the United States in over ten years, and the first ever to display her clothing and personal objects. Many of these objects were locked away after Frida’s death in 1954, and were rediscovered in 2004.
After the tour we are planning dinner at the museum’s restaurant, The Norm. They currently have a special Frida Kahlo-themed menu, with food inspired by tradition Mexican dishes. Our menu for the night will include a first course of Sweet Plantain and Goat Cheese Gorditas, followed by Nopal Huarache or Fish Tacos for the main course. There will also be a choice of a variety of wines and beer.
We hope that you will join us for the tour and dinner!
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Meeting Time: 5:30 PM at Membership Desk
Tour beings at 6:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway or Uber
Frida Kahlo exhibition tote bag
Optional Dinner at 7:30
Cost: Tour - $60
Tour & Dinner - $150