The Brooklyn Museum has announced "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving," a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist. The exhibit will not only include art, but Frida Kahlo’s clothing and other personal items; key paintings and drawings by the artist; photographs, film, as well as related objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection. Opening February 8, 2019, the exhibition marks the first time that Kahlo’s personal objects from the Blue House, in Mexico City, will be on view in the United States.
"Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to Frida Kahlo, and the first in the United States to display a collection of her personal possessions from the Casa Azul (Blue House), the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City. The objects, ranging from clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics to letters and orthopedic corsets, will be presented alongside works by Kahlo.
The exhibit will offer an intimate glimpse into the artist’s life, "Appearances Can Be Deceiving" explores how politics, gender, clothing, national identities, and disability played a part in defining Kahlo’s self-presentation in her work and life.