TMC: Textile Museum of Canada


Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

The Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto, Ontario
10 June 2015 – 7 September 2015
50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1946, capturing the exceptional breadth of Kahlo’s persona from the photographer’s unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant. The exhibition includes pioneering colour images whose lush, saturated colors highlight the elaborate wardrobe that was an intrinsic part of Kahlo’s identity during the 1930s and 40s, when political idealism and national fervor were at their height among her circle of urban intellectuals.