Frida Kahlo at the Dali Museum
February 28, 2017
When I was in Tampa for HSN in January, I found myself with a pocket of free time between airings. So, I took myself to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. They had their usual Salvador Dali collection in place, but also a special Frida Kahlo exhibit. I didn't know a lot about Frida Kahlo before I went, but now I do and what a woman! What a life! What a struggle! And through it all, she used art to tell her story.
The exhibit was set up biographically. You traveled through Frida's work (and life ) in a timeline fashion.
I loved, loved, loved her journal pages:
I didn't take a ton of photos in the Dali section of the museum. There's a lid for every pot and Dali isn't really "my thing." Plus, I saw a truly jaw dropping retrospective of his work several years ago at MoMA and it is really difficult for anything to live up to that. Nevertheless I enjoyed seeing his work -- especially his lesser known and less "drippy Dali clocks" art.
No visit to a museum is complete without sampling the cafe, right?! I had a nice lunch in their lovely atrium.
I have wanted to check out the Dali Museum for quite a while and I'm glad that I did, especially at a time that they were hosting their Frida Kahlo exhibit. I think that's the main inspiration I'm taking away from this museum visit. Frida Kahlo created fearlessly and told her story in her work even when it made other people uncomfortable.
I don't know if I'll ever be that brave. But in the meantime, I can at least emulate her famous flower crown. ;)
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