Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

In 2016, images from Frida Kahlo’s personal and historic collection of photographs will be exhibited in New Zealand for the first time. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North, is the exclusive New Zealand venue for this exciting international tour.

Frida Kahlo’s distinctive colourful self-portraits and extraordinary life have made her one of the most recognised artists of the 20th Century. Less well known is her interest in photography.
Upon Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs belonging to her and husband/artist Diego Rivera were sealed and stored at the Casa Azul, her home in Mexico City. For more than half a century this collection of personal memorabilia remained hidden from the public.

Curated by the renowned Mexican photographer and historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, the exhibition includes images by many noted photographers including Man Ray, Nickolas Murray, Gisèle Freund, Martín Munkácsi, Tina Modotti, Guillermo Kahlo and more.

This is a unique opportunity for New Zealand to delve into the life and artistic practice of Frida Kahlo from this important collection of personal memorabilia, which remained hidden from the public for over fifty years after Kahlo’s death in 1954.

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos opens at Te Manawa 19 March, 2016.
Adults: $12.00 (Door sales only)
Concession: $10.00 (including gold card holder, University/College student with ID)
Secondary school student with ID: $5.00
Children under 13 years no charge (Please note children must be accompanied by an adult and may find some of the images distressing. Parental guidance is advised).