As Kahlo observed, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Gain insight into the early life and artistic formation of Kahlo through an exploration of the MFA’s recent acquisition, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora e Herminia), (1928). See how a recent gift of works of art and archival material enhance our understanding of Kahlo’s inner circle in Mexico City, now on view in “Kahlo and Her Circle.”

Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas


Frida Kahlo, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (detail), 1928. Oil on canvas. © 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Charles H. Bayley Picture and Paintings Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Sophie M. Friedman Fund, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund, Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund, and Robert M. Rosenberg Fund.

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