From July 08, 2:00 pm until July 08, 5:00 pm Save to calendar
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Special admission: $10 general, $5 youth (13-17), 12 & under free. Advanced tickets are not required, but recommended. Tickets available on Eventbrite. https://bit.ly/2GDTU1I
Join us for a celebration of all things Frida! Including a fashion show, Frida look-a-like contest, crafts, and an outdoor mercado. Complimentary refreshments will be served thanks to generous support from JP Morgan Chase and Wente Vineyards.
This summer, Bedford Gallery celebrates of the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. The World of Frida weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist with a national, traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray that makes a stop in Walnut Creek after traveling across North America. Hungarian-born Muray—who met Kahlo in a chance encounter in Mexico in 1931 and became her lover and friend—shot some of the most iconic color and black and white images of the artist that exist. This exhibition is organized by the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.
Artwork included in the juried and invitational exhibitions feature Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, including themes of Frida’s garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more. The juried exhibition includes nearly 150 artworks selected by jurors Lisa Congdon, fine artist, illustrator and author, and Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX.
Images of artwork in The World of Frida are available in our Electronic Press Kit