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World of Frida exhibition continues at Center through Nov. 15

The World of Frida exhibition is currently on view at the California Center for the Arts through November 15.

The exhibition features over 100 works from over 150 artists that honor the life, work, and legacy of renowned artist Frida Kahlo.

This exhibition celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist known for works that are most often associated with the surrealist movement of the early

 20th century.  The Museum will also feature an altar for Día de los Muertos dedicated to Frida Kahlo created by local artist Daniel Martinez. More information about the exhibition is available on the Center’s website: artcenter.org/museum.

A spokesman for the museum told The Times-Advocate:  “We are excited to host this traveling exhibition from the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. Frida’s legacy means so much to so many people, and her exemplary strength in the face of adversity is a much needed reminder for us during this time of profound struggle.”

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, born near Mexico City in 1907, just before the Mexican Revolution. Kahlo absorbed many of the cultural shifts that came along during that time, including moving away from European culture and customs and stepping fully into a uniquely Mexican identity.  Kahlo is famous for her, sometimes graphic, self-portraits that depicted the many hardships she faced in her life, including her turbulent love story with her mentor and fellow artist Diego Rivera, her extravagant, yet grueling world travels, and her physical and emotional pain from near-death injuries and the loss of her unborn children.  

Frida Kahlo’s work has inspired future generations of artists who share this wide array of emotions and experiences that reminds viewers of our shared pleasure, pain, joy, love as humans.

The World of Frida was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions,  Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek. Visit the Center’s website for more information about the exhibition, hours, admission prices, discounts, free days and programs: artcenter.org/museum

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