Creative Arts Center, Chatham: Frida Kahlo Lecture and Exhibit

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Art Openings/Arts, Cultural and Educational Events
Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Rd., Chatham, MA
1 (508) 945-3583

Listen to Art Historian Beth Stein lecture, Thursday, May 16th, on the influence of Mexican folk art on Frida Kahlo’s work and life; then on Wednesday, May 22nd enjoy bus trip to see Kahlo exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston!

Frida Kahlo Lecture, 10:00-11:30 am, $15 member/$20 non-member. (Light refreshments will be served at lecture.)

Bus Trip to MFA for Frida Kahlo exhibit, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, $55 members/$65 non-members (includes bus, tip & entry to the Museum). Call the Creative Arts Center at 508-945-3583, or register on-line at

A selection of Kahlo’s paintings—including important loans from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin—is brought together with representative examples of arte popular.

Like many artists in Mexico City’s vibrant intellectual circles, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) avidly collected traditional Mexican folk art—arte popular—as a celebration of indigenous and mestizo cultures. She drew inspiration from these objects, seizing on their political significance after the Mexican Revolution and incorporating their visual and material qualities into her now iconic paintings. Following the recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928), this is the MFA’s first exhibition on Frida Kahlo.