2 art museums in one month and both contain art by famous women!
Today I visited the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Walker Art Center. Its a wonderful exhibit and includes some of Frida’s most famous paintings. I was shocked to find that some are much smaller than I originally thought. Like the painting “El Corazon Sangrante” or The Bleeding Heart. It is much smaller than one realizes by looking at it in art books. Frida would have been 100 years old this year, so its great to see her on her 100th year! She was truly an amazing painter and had such an interesting life and has held up well over the years. Some artists tend to be dated, but not Frida. If you go pick up the catalogue ($49.95) which is better then most books I have seen about her and includes hundreds of archival photos and over 80 of her paintings. The photos are also seen at the exhibit which was a nice surprise. Also get the audio tour, for $6.00 it has some really good info on Frida and Diago and there are fun extras like artists talking about her, other photos not included in the exhibition and even home movies!
A few weeks ago I was able to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit “Circling Around Abstraction” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. A very nice exhibit with a nice exhibition book for sale, but it was really very small. I was hoping for more paintings. But I did have a good time visiting the MIA with my friend and fellow librarian Susan W.