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Stop by the Arkansas Arts Center to View Beautiful Self Portraits of Frida Kahlo

The Arkansas Arts Center presents a rare opportunity to see one of Mexico’s greatest painters captured by some of the 20th century’s most important photographers. This is the first exhibition about iconic artist Frida Kahlo to appear at the Arkansas Arts Center.

“Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo” features 65 images of Kahlo as art and artist. The photographs document Kahlo’s life as seen by the greatest photographers of the time – Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Emmy Lou Packard, Graciela Iturbide, Nickolas Muray and Edward Weston, among others.

From casual snapshots to intimate family photographs to artfully posed studio portraits, viewers will see the full spectrum of Kahlo’s life, from self-assured adolescent, to influential artist, fashion icon and passionate lover, as she takes on a mythic presence in our collective imagination. A fully-illustrated catalogue, “Mirror, Mirror: Portraits of Frida Kahlo”, featuring an essay by Salomon Grimberg, a noted authority on Latin American art, accompanies the exhibition.

Exhibition programs include weekend art-making activities, free family photo sessions, gallery talks with local students, as well as lectures by esteemed art historians and librarians. “Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo” will be on view through April 14. We encourage you to stop by and check it out!

If you feel like escaping The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, March 13, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Arkansas Arts Center
501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

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