ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The first-ever Florida exhibition of the paintings and drawings of 20th century artist Frida Kahlo will debut at The Dali Museum this winter.
Entitled Frida Kahlo at the Dali, the exhibit will feature Kahlo's artwork and her personal photographs. More than 60 pieces will be on hand, including 15 paintings from the famed Mexican artist.
The exhibition begins on December 17 and will continue through April 17, 2017.
The exhibit is the work of The Dali and the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City in conjunction with the Vincente Wolf photographic collection. It will give museum-goers an opportunity to discover the life and times of Kahlo and the context of her work.
Another unique addition to the exhibit will be an outdoor garden landscape that will contain flowers and plants that were in Kahlo's home garden. Lush vegetation is well-represented in the backgrounds of her mesmerizing artwork.
"With her dreamlike images, Kahlo has stirred huge public interest beyond the traditional art audience. In a way, Kahlo created a persona that serves as a contemporary feminine ideal - both tender and fierce," the Dali Museum Executive Director Dr. Hank Hine said.
In addition to the exhibition, The Dali will host programs that "engage visitors in journaling, Mexican cooking and gardening - some of Kahlo's favorite pastimes," according to the release. Fans of Kahlo's iconic visage will also be able to find merchandise inspired by her artwork in The Dali Museum Store.
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