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Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Venue: NTC at Liberty Station - Barracks 3
Address: 2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
The Exhibition Runs: OCT 19, 2013 - MAY 11, 2014

Ticket Price:
$16.50 Adult Tickets
$14.50 Children, Military, Senior, Students

Wed thru Sun: 10am - 6pm


Her life

Frida Kahlo, the world's most famous woman painter, was an artist, a political activist, the wife of Diego Rivera, lover of Leon Trotsky, Josephine Baker, and a legend in her own lifetime.

Her short, and turbulent and eccentric life was marked by passion and eccentricity, inner strength and temperament. She left us with a unique art collection; her works a painted diary.

André Breton described her art as "a ribbon around a bomb." She had the courage to show her life in front of our eyes and to reveal her inner world in a very realistic yet poetic way.

Kahlo's life began and ended in the same house: she was born in 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City, and died in 1954 in her family home, La Casa Azul, the Blue House.

She had a special relationship with Germany. Her father, Wilhelm Kahlo, was born in 1871 in Germany and grew up in Baden-Baden before immigrating to Mexico at the age of 18.

At the age of 22, Kahlo married Diego Rivera. Rivera was 21 years older, the creator of monumental murals with the reputation of being a womanizer. Together they lived in San Francisco, New York, Detroit and Mexico City. They divorced ten years later and remarried one year after the divorce.

On July 13, 1954, Kahlo died in the Blue House as a result of lung embolism. Her last diary entry read: "I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return."

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