June 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of American Paintings
Throughout her career, Frida Kahlo avidly collected traditional Mexican folk art—arte popular—as a celebration of mexicanidad, or Mexican national culture. She drew inspiration from these objects, seizing on their political significance after the Mexican Revolution and incorporating their visual and material qualities into her now iconic paintings. Join Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of American Paintings, and curator of the exhibition for a talk exploring Kahlo’s work and the types of arte popular that inspired her.