Art Lovers Book Club | The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Jul 11, 2018, 1pm
Jul 11, 2018, 6pm
Jul 13, 2018, 2pm

"Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) kept a haunting journal during the last decade of her life, preoccupied with death, beset by declining health, isolation and repeated surgical operations resulting from the bus accident that severely damaged her spine, pelvic bones, right leg and right foot at the age of 18. This facsimile edition reproduces her handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings, which fuse surrealism, pre-Columbian gods and myths, biomorphic forms, animal-human hybrids, archetypal symbols....Sprinkled with irony, black humor, even gaiety, and augmented with translations of the diary entries plus commentaries and photographs, this volume is a testament to Kahlo's resilience and courage." -Publishers Weekly

Join us for an unusual look at Frida Kahlo, an artist that you think you may know. Learn about her art work as part of the Museum’s collection and its connections to women artists and collectors in the 20th Century. 

Art Lovers Book Club is held at the Lemon Art Research Library. Space is extremely limited. RSVP required at tickets.phxart.org.

Participants must read the book in advance. Please inform library@phxart.org of any cancellations.

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