Saturday, March 23, 2019

Garrison Art Center / Frida Kahlo

Time to plan your weekend - the weekend of April 27, that is.
You may have heard rave reviews of the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum -
FRIDA KAHLO: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Become one of the lucky ones to see this amazing show on a trip to the museum with the Garrison Art Center!  Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition, and ride to and from Brooklyn in comfort with food, drink, and community companionship!

Seats are limited. Click here for tickets 
The exhibition includes a collection of Kahlo's clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since her death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from the Museum's extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.
Kahlo’s personal artifacts—which range from noteworthy examples of Kahlo’s Tehuana clothing, contemporary and pre-Colonial jewelry, and some of the many hand-painted corsets and prosthetics used by the artist during her lifetime—had been stored in the Casa Azul (Blue House), the longtime Mexico City home of Kahlo and Rivera, who had stipulated that their possessions not be disclosed until 15 years after Rivera’s death. The objects shed new light on how Kahlo crafted her appearance and shaped her personal and public identity to reflect her cultural heritage and political beliefs, while also addressing and incorporating her physical disabilities. 
There will be additional time before and after the tour to see other highlights of the museum's collection and special exhibits or to walk next door and enjoy the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (Details in ticket link above.)
We hope you will join us on this wonderful outing, which is also a fundraiser for
Garrison Art Center!

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