One of Mexico’s most famous artists has a museum in downtown Playa del Carmen dedicated to her life and work. Her name is Frida Kahlo, and by visiting here you can explore the life of this iconic national figure.
WHO IS SHE?
Frida Khalo is one of the most recognized artists in Mexican history, a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits, and known internationally as a symbol of Mexican national and indigenous traditions. Her face is iconic and instantly recognizable, due to her distinctive unibrow. Salma Hayek directed and starred in a biographical motion picture about her, introducing her to millions of film audiences.
The museum was built and financed with private funds and with contributions from Mexican entrepreneurs who invest in culture. Technology connects you to Frida through immersive sensory experiences: interactive displays, projections, and video mapping. The images from her paintings come to life in a new and exciting way. In her lifetime she painted more than 150 works of art.
NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
Currently there is a new project at the Frida Kahlo Museum called “Ay Dolor de Mi” (Woe Is Me), created and performed by the Contemporary Dance Company of Silla Movil. This unique concept begins outside on Fifth Avenue, drawing in audiences to the museum done as a series of different scenarios: aerial dance, singing, dancing, and projections of elements from her works.
The show offers the opportunity to get to know more about Frida’s life: her volatile relationship with artist Diego Rivera lifelong, her health problems and the influences behind her self-portraits and and iconic paintings. It reveals her moments of pain, sickness, treachery and suffering. It runs every Friday in March, but make sure to book in advance in order to attend as space is limited.
The Frida Kahlo Museum is located on Calle 8 with 5th Avenue. It’s open every day of the year from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Cost: $15 (USD) for foreigners, 50% for locals and special prices for nationals.
For more information check out their website: http://www.fridakahlomuseo.com or their Facebook page: MuseoFKRM/
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