You may have heard of Frida Kahlo as a painter and wife of artist Diego Rivera, but did you know she was also a photographer? An exhibit of her photos at the Nevada Museum of Art reveals a little-known side of the artist whose iconic biographical paintings earned her international renown.
The exhibit, "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos," unveils 240 of her photographs that were sealed away in storage upon her death in 1954. They provide a look at her fascinating life and relationships with celebrities of the era like photographers Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, artist Georgia O'Keefe and actress Dolores del Rio.
The "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos" exhibit runs through February 16, 2014. Economy minded museum visitors can view the exhibit on the monthly day of free admission to the museum - "hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays." In addition to free admission and access to all of the current exhibits, visitors can participate in a variety of special activities.
The Nevada Museum of Art is at 160 W. Liberty Street in Reno. General admission is $10, students and seniors (60+) are $8, and children 6 to 12 are $1. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is free parking next to the Museum. For more information, call (775) 329-3333. In addition to photography exhibits, there are always many other interesting things going on at the Nevada Museum of Art. To learn more, check out this list of Events at the Nevada Museum of Art.