Art History Through a Jewish Lens: Frida Kahlo’s Artistic Tapestry
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Museum at Eldridge Street! Join art historian and lecturer Ellaine Rosen and explore the artwork and little-known Jewish connections to the iconic Frida Kahlo and her life. Did you know that both Frida Kahlo and her husband and fellow artist, Diego Rivera, were of Jewish descent and staunch public challengers of antisemitism throughout their lives? Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist celebrated for her unique and provocative paintings that explore themes of identity and gender, and feature vibrant colors and surreal symbolism. Born in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Kahlo’s life was marked by physical and emotional challenges, including her passionate and tumultuous relationship with Rivera, whom she married, divorced, and remarried.
Explore the artwork that made Frida Kahlo the iconic feminist figure she is known as today, and discover Kahlo and Rivera’s Jewish roots and their stand against antisemitism.
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Nickolas Muray, Frida in Blue Dress, New York City, 1939. 12.6 x 9.4 inches (32 x 24 cm). The Hecksher Family Collection © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.