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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

14 September 2014 | 20 December 2014

“The exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her long-time friend and paramour, Nickolas Muray,” said Stephanie Turnham, museum director.

Approximately 50 photographic portraits taken by Muray of Kahlo comprise the exhibition.

Born in Hungary, Muray was a successful fashion and commercial photographer who became known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians, socialites, and artists.

Muray met Kahlo when he traveled to Mexico in 1931. They began an on and off romance that lasted the next 10 years then maintained a friendship until Kahlo’s death.

Over the course of his career, Muray amassed over 25,000 images. Kahlo was photographed more than any of his other subjects. These portraits greatly impacted the understanding of Kahlo as an individual behind her art by showcasing her Mexican heritage and the significant people in her life.

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