Friday, March 7, 2014

Lecture on Frida Kahlo and other female Mexican artists next Thursday

This sounds like a good opportunity to learn something about famous Mexican artists, including Frida Kahlo. The Mexican Cultural Institute on 16th Street, part of the Mexican Embassy, is hosting a lecture about Kahlo and two other female artists, Lola lvarez Bravo, Mar a Izquierdo

Because if you've only heard about Frida Kahlo you are missing out.

Don't miss Lola lvarez Bravo, MarĂ­a Izquierdo, and Frida Kahlo: Pressure from the Margins, a lecture that explores the contributions of three dynamic women to the vibrant cultural "renaissance" that followed the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Although frequently overshadowed by their male counterparts, each made a pioneering contribution to the advancement of Mexican art and culture. This lecture will consider their role as women within the Mexican art world of their day, as well as expounding on their work at the crossroads of revolutionary culture and the international avant-garde.

Adriana Zavala is Associate Professor of Art History at Tufts University. She received her PhD from Brown University, with a specialization in modern Mexican art. Her book "Becoming Modern, Becoming Tradition: Women Gender and Representation in Mexican Art" (Penn State University Press, 2010) was awarded the Arvey Prize by the Association of Latin American Art in 2011. She is presently writing a book on the collage technique in Mexican art. Her curatorial work includes: "Lola Alvarez Bravo: the Photography of an Era", shown at the Diego Rivera Studio Museum in Mexico City (2010), the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach (2011), and in expanded form at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ (2013); "Mexico Beyond Its Revolution" for the Tufts University Art Galleries (2010); and, "Maria Izquierdo: Un Arte Nuevo" for the Blaisten Collection at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2007). She is currently developing an exhibition on Frida Kahlo.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, March 13th, 6:45pm
Free Admission

Here's the link for the event. The Mexican Cultural Institute has all sorts of interesting events, most of which are free. Check out their site here.

1 comment:

Jerry Ross said...

Sounds great! Love her work, and it is the perfect excuse to wear my Frida's hair shirt!