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January 23, 2020 By Julie Turner

Local Planner: Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the de Young museum

From March 21 to July 26, 2020 make plans to visit Golden Gate Park to visit the de Young museum’s moving exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

The collection offers an intimate perspective on Kahlo and how politics, gender, trauma, sexuality and national identity influenced her creativity. Peruse personal items such as photographs, clothing, jewelry and hand-painted orthopedic corsets on loan from the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City plus a curated collection of Kahlo’s paintings and drawings.

The exhibit is an exploration in how Kahlo used her dress and creativity to both mask and contend with trauma she experienced in her lifetime. Appearances Can Be Deceiving complements the Fine Arts Museums’ costume and Mexican antiquities collections as well as works by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.

The de Young museum is located in Golden Gate Park at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in San Francisco, CA (94118). Standard operating hours for the museum are: Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30 am–5:15 pm.

Visit the de Young website to plan your visit or purchase tickets in advance.

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