Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Visiting the Frida Kahlo Exhibit!

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."

Hello.Hey, Bloggy Friends!

Last weekend I took a break from my studies to go see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. We tried to go once before, but it was so busy that we turned around and left. This time around it was a beautiful day, and the crowds were immensely less pervasive. We spent the afternoon tinkering around the Fairmount District. We loved it there, with all the coffee shops and beautiful streets. It is definitely a potential neighborhood for us when we start looking to move in the fall.

The Art Museum is monstrous. There are so many exhibits galleries that we only scratched the surface. We had time to check out the American Art wing and Alan's favorite - the Arms and Armor exhibit. My favorite part was the Pop Art section in the American Art gallery. They had some amazing Warhol and Lichenstein prints. It was exciting and funky!

When our turn finally came to see the Frida exhibit, they made sure I didn't take any pictures - so unfortunately I don't have a lot of that to share with you today. I did manage to get one snapshot, and you can see it in the video. It was a beautiful display. There were paintings I had seen before, ones I hadn't and an impressive collection of photographs from her personal collection. I had a great time learning more about her very interesting life. If you have a chance to check out a Frida Kahlo exhibit, I highly recommend you take the chance. Have you seen the movie Frida? You should definitely see that too, if you haven't already. It's one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.

I am also proud to say that I became an official museum member this weekend. I guess that takes my diva meter up a few extra notches! I think it's set to explode pretty soon!! Actually, though, they had an awesome deal for students that I couldn't afford to pass. I know I will be coming back to check out everything else it has to offer - and this way I get free admission for the whole year! Some come to Philadelphia and tour the museum with me!

Have a great nigh, Bloggy Friends. I made a short video of our afternoon at the museum and HERE is a collection of pictures I took myself. I hope you enjoy!

Love you all!

Josh

6 comments:

Bill Fogle said...

That was a really fun and well-done video, Josh! I'll watch the movie - I know very little about this painter.

I enjoyed the photo set, the paintings and esp. the different architectural styles of some of the houses in the area. Actually, it made me a little homesick for Philadelphia.

Casey said...

That painting is my favorite Frida!

I cant wait to see you in two weeks, gurl.

TrainingtoTri said...

We have a great little area of town where all our museums are. If you ever come visit I'll take you the art museum and the botanical garden! Exciting i know.

TrainingtoTri said...

We have a great little area of town where all our museums are. If you ever come visit I'll take you the art museum and the botanical garden! Exciting i know.

Rick Watson said...

well, awwwright! Miss Frida Lay!

Edro Edro said...

dancing in an art museum. how irreverent... tsk, tsk!

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