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Learn about Frida Kahlo and Mexican Folk Art

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston MA

May 02 2019
Learn about Frida Kahlo and Mexican Folk Art

In conjunction with the MFA’s exhibit, “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular, Rick Lopez, professor of History at Amherst College, will speak about Kahlo’s radical politics and folk art aesthetics, exploring “Fridamania” over time.

Images of and by Frida Kahlo are instantly recognized by international audiences, who link her to particular self-identities and political commitments. This talk places Kahlo within her historical moment and explores how and why she drew upon folk aesthetics and nationalist ideals to push the boundaries of art, gender, and politics. Trace how “Frida-mania” mounted during three historical moments—her funeral, the rise of Chicana feminism, and today—to consider the evolving meanings we

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Tickets $28 for MFA members, $35 for nonmembers

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465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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