If you are looking for an interesting cultural event to attend over the next few weeks, consider visiting the 'Complete Frida Kahlo' exhibit at Liberty Station in San Diego. With its successful opening in October, the exhibition showcases a blend of original photographs and authorized reproductions of some of Frida Kahlo's most powerful works along with unique supporting articles to help the audience understand the full, and complicated, life of Frida.
Frida's husband, Diego Rivera, had stipulated in his will that many of Frida's paintings must stay in the established museum of La Casa Azul (The Blue House), where Frida was born, lived, and passed away, in the neighborhood of Coyoacan, in Mexico City. As many may not make it to Mexico City, being able to view reproductions of Frida's paintings is an interesting alternative. The exhibit also provides examples of dress, jewelry and furniture that can be seen in many of Frida's paintings and photographs, and helps complete the experience and understanding of Frida as both an artist and an individual.
Over 500 pieces are on display with accompanying audio commentary, so be sure to allow yourself between 2.5 and 3 hours to view the entire exhibit. With its North America premiere in San Diego, the 'Complete Frida Kahlo' exhibit is not to be missed.