Until 20 Nov 2005. The Casa de Amrica presents an exhibition of 52 photographs by Frida Kahlo, one of the most important painters in Latin American history. A model from an early age, she learned to pose and later focused her enormous capacity for communication on creating a myth. She made herself a modern-day icon through her ability to connect with the public by offering a very human, very intimate profile of herself. The ultimate example of this was asking her friend Lola lvarez Bravo to photograph her body just minutes after passing away, tying her hair with ribbons and flowers and dressing her in a white Mayan dress. Lola followed her instructions to the letter, even putting her favourite rings on her fingers. This photo is just one of many at this vibrant new exhibition.
Tues-Sat 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-20.00, Sun and holidays 11.00-14.00, Mon closed.