Explore another dimension of the Arkansas Arts Center’s “Photographing Frida” exhibit with a special screening of PBS’ “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” as part of the ongoing “Feed Your Mind Friday” program Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Chronicling the life of the great Mexican painter as never before, the “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” examines her life in relationship to the historical and cultural influences that inspired her work and defined the first half of the 20th century. An international sensation in the world of modern art and radical politics, Kahlo’s life was a drama of personal extremes lived against a backdrop of political, social and artistic revolution. The intimate biography invites viewers to meet a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent and world-renowned.
In addition to delving into Kahlo’s persona and involvement in various movements, “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” also closely examines her work. Documenting the career of the first modern Mexican painter to hang in the Louvre, the film investigates her ambiguous relationship to her contemporaries and avant-garde art, from Cubism and Surrealism to the Mexican Mural Movement.
Featuring thousands of photographs, collected rare movie footage of the artist and her era, and interviews with Kahlo’s friends, her students and experts, “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” creates a profoundly new portrait of the legendary artist.
The screening, which will be followed by a group discussion, will be held in Arkansas Arts Center Lower Lobby Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
“Feed Your Mind Friday: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo,” noon-1:30 p.m.
Lower Lobby Lecture Hall
Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock