Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo

1 November 2012–30 June 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Exhibition view.

The exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The dresses of Frida Kahlo is the first of its kind to be dedicated to the artist’s wardrobe. This show presents an interpretation of Frida Kahlo through the dresses discovered in her bathroom at the Blue House in 2004. This exhibition explores the Mexican painter’s identity as expressed by the visual image she constructed, based on the garments she chose.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo proposes that her heritage and disability were two of the basic components that sustained the painter’s taste for traditional Mexican garb.

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