Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

Celia Stahr

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Frida in America:
The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm Pacific Time | CLAS Virtual Event

Part of the Fall 2020 Bay Area Latin America Forum · Flyer for this event

Only 23 years old and newly married to the already world-famous Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo travelled to the United States. Her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. In this talk, Celia Stahr will discuss her new book, Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist, which tells the riveting story of how three years in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today. 

Celia Stahr is a professor at the University of San Francisco, where she specializes in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on feminist art and gender studies.  

Part of the Bay Area Latin America Forum

From the cover of "Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist." (Image courtesy of St. Martin's Press.)
From the cover of Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist. (Image courtesy of St. Martin's Press.)