Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Holy Frida Kahlo! She's a Coming to Town!

Frida Kahlo (It's true) She is on her way to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art!

Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions, and revealing depictions of intensely personal struggles — the traumatic accident, her ongoing health problems, miscarriages, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera. Kahlo's blunt style, influenced by Mexican folk art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in the history of modern art.

In anticipation of the popularity of Frida Kahlo, we will be using a timed ticketing system, with tickets issued for specific dates and times. Timed tickets limit the number of people in the gallery at any given time and minimize lines, resulting in a better viewing experience for all. Please choose your date and time carefully as tickets cannot be refunded. Tickets are subject to availability.

Advance timed tickets for Frida Kahlo are available online. Please visit our Frida Kahlo Timed Ticketing FAQ page for more information on how to purchase advance timed tickets for the exhibition.

SFMOMA members: Please visit the Member FAQ page for information on how to reserve complimentary advance timed tickets for the exhibition.


Daily Tours
Daily (except Wednesdays): 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Meet in the Haas Atrium.
Topics change daily for these free tours led by SFMOMA docents. The 1:30 p.m. tour focuses on Friedlander through May 18, 2008 and Frida Kahlo beginning June 20, 2008.

Free with Museum admission.

Also in conjunction with Friedlander



Frida Kahlo, The Art of Lee Miller and SFMOMA Collection Highlights
Beginning June 14, 2008
Featuring rare film footage, archival images, audio interviews and video clips, this self-guided multimedia tour of Frida Kahlo guides you on an exploration of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and personal photo albums. Patti Smith, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Kiki Smith and other guest commentators consider Kahlo's rich artistic and cultural legacy. Also included is an audio-only guide to The Art of Lee Miller and highlights from SFMOMA's painting and sculpture collection.

$3. Includes all three tours. Frida Kahlo multimedia tour narrated in English, Spanish, and French; The Art of Lee Miller audio tour narrated in English; SFMOMA collection tour is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Audio tours are produced by Discovery Audio. SFMOMA's audio tour is made possible by generous grants from the Acacia Foundation and the Flora Family Foundation.



Teacher Institute
Frida Kahlo
June 28, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet in the Koret Visitor Education Center
Using ArtThink, SFMOMA's new student/teacher curriculum site and focusing on the themes Art and Social Change and Self and Society: Tracing Identity, educators will explore Kahlo's use of self-portraiture to address both personal and political concerns.

$40 general; $32 SFMOMA members. An education packet is included. To register, complete the Teacher Programs application (PDF document) and return it with your check. For more information, call 415.357.4097.



Daily Video Screenings
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Amy Stechler, 2005, 90 min.
June 14 - September 28, 2008
June 14 - June 30, 2008
Daily (except Wednesdays), 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
July 01 - September 28, 2008
Daily (except Wednesdays), 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center

Free with museum admission; drop-ins welcome.



The Family Studio
The Many Faces of Frida
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Family Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Special Presentation at 2:00 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center
Celebrate the many faces of Frida Kahlo through the artist's self-portraits. Participate in a hands-on art activity and community installation in our studios, then settle in for a 2:00 p.m. reading of Frida, written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan.

Museum and program admission are free for families. Free admission limited to 4 adults per child, age 4-11.

Please note: The Family Studio capacity is limited. Families will be served as space is available.

Major support for family programs is provided by The Wallace Foundation.



Member Previews and Receptions for Frida Kahlo
Upper-Level Member Preview and Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Supporting members and above
Artist's Circle and Director's Circle members may enter at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Timed tickets are NOT required for this event.

Member Preview Days
Thursday, June 12, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, June 13, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
All members
Fourth-floor galleries

Advance timed tickets are NOT required for Member Preview Days.

General Member Preview and Reception
Friday, June 13, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All members

Featuring a cash bar and live music by Diego's Umbrella.

Timed tickets are NOT required for this event.


Members-Only Viewing Hours
Saturdays and Sundays, June 14 - September 28,
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Fourth-floor galleries

Enjoy private weekend viewing hours, reserved especially for members, throughout the run of Frida Kahlo.

Advance timed tickets are NOT required for Members-Only Viewing Hours.

Yes, I have my tickets already!


PLO said...

I want to go! We have a few of origional Diego Rivera's in our library here...wouldn't it be great to see one of Frida's works up close and personal. Thank you for the lovely comments that you left me...I am blushing.

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