Mexican art specialist Clare Kunny will be our guide on a wonderful photography tour of the exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray" currently on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.
Some history: in 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray traveled to Mexico on vacation and met artist Frida Kahlo. The two started a romance that continued on and off for the next 10 years and a friendship that lasted a lifetime. The artistic byproduct of all this can be seen at MOLA in 50 portraits taken of Frida by Muray.
The photographs, taken from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray's unique perspective as Kahlo's lover, friend and confidant. What makes these photographs even more extraordinary is their artistry. Muray was an acclaimed artist in his own right, having pioneered color portrait photography. His photographs of Kahlo have become some of the most iconic images of her and are essential to our understanding and appreciation of Kahlo.
As always, Clare will bring her unique perspective to this show. It will be a morning of great art and social history. We hope you can join us!
Enrollment is limited, if you wish to attend please enroll below or send RVSP via email and send a check for $50 to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107.