The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only East Coast venue for Frida Kahlo, the first major exhibition in 15 years to be devoted to the immensely influential Mexican artist in the United States. Including more than 40 paintings, among them works not previously exhibited or seen before in the U.S, it is drawn from more than 30 collections in Mexico, France, Japan, and the U.S. Generally small in scale, Kahlo’s distinctive, jewel-like works are often filled with powerful personal symbolism. The artist drew from many sources, including Italian Renaissance and German Neue Sachlichkeit painting, and a range of Mexican art. Over 100 photographs from Kahlo’s personal collection complement the paintings in Frida Kahlo. These include images by preeminent photographers and personal images of Kahlo with family and friends, including her husband, Diego Rivera and such cultural and political figures as Leon Trotsky and Surrealist André Breton. The exhibition is organized by the Walker Art Center in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It is accompanied by a richly-llustrated 320-page catalogue. A stimulating series of public programs is scheduled to coincide with the exhibition.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10-5 p.m. (last ticket 3:30 p.m.)
Friday, 10-8:45 p.m. (last ticket 7:30 p.m.)
Seniors/Students/Youth 13-18: $17
Children, 5-12: $10
Children under 5: Free
Tickets include a complimentary audiotour. Tickets also include general admission. A handling fee applies for tickets purchased via the ticket center or online.
Frida Kahlo exhibition gift certificates are available ($23, includes handling fee). Each is redeemable for a ticket on a specific date and time by the recipient.
The Museum will partner with some of the city’s fine hotels to offer packages that include preferred admission to the exhibition. Hotels include Best Western Center City Hotel; Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown; Doubletree Philadelphia; Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Center City; Four Seasons Hotel; Latham Hotel; Loews Philadelphia Hotel; Philadelphia Marriott Downtown; Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel; The Ritz Carleton, Philadelphia and The Westin Philadelphia.
Special packages are available, including private guided tours and partnerships with other cultural organizations and fine restaurants around Philadelphia Visitor inquiries: 215-684-7863 or visit the Museum’s website.
Visitors to Frida Kahlo can save 20% off the best available rail fare for one regular (full) adult ticket purchase on Amtrak travel to Philadelphia on Northeast Corridor Regional Trains. Visit www.amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL and refer to code V865. Reservations must be made at least three (3) days in advance of travel. Limited availability (not available on all trains at all times). Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.
The exhibition is organized by The Walker Art Center in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The curators for the exhibition are Kahlo scholar and biographer Hayden Herrera, and the Walker’s associate curator, Elizabeth Carpenter.
The national tour is made possible by Bank of America and Fundación Televisa. Major support for the national tour is provided by Margaret and Angus Wurtele and the Fundación/Colección Jumex. Additional support is provided by Craig Baker. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) and the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Mexico. In Philadelphia, the exhibition is also made possible by Aetna. Additional support is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Robert Montgomery Scott Fund for Exhibitions, The Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions, The Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and by Frida's Friends, a group of generous individuals. Promotional support provided by NBC 10 WCAU and Amtrak.