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Frida, Fallingwater, and the Blue House

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May 18, 2021
7:00 PM

Free; advanced registration required.
Join us for an exploration of the connections between Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, the Kaufmann Family, and Frida Kahlo. In 1938, Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann purchased Frida Kahlo’s Remembrance of An Open Wound and My Birth from Julien Levy Gallery in New York City. The Kaufmanns of Fallingwater became friends of Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, Frida visiting Fallingwater on at least two occasions, and the Kaufmanns spending time in Mexico City with Kahlo and Rivera at their home and studio. Stories of Kahlo and Rivera live on at Fallingwater through interpretation of its collection, which includes pre-Columbian artifacts, Mexican pottery, four sculptures by Mardonia Magana (a favorite of Frida Kahlo), and two works by Diego Rivera. Interestingly, Fallingwater also lives on at Frida’s home La Casa Azul, where a photograph of Wright's magnum opus is on permanent display. Justin Gunther, Director of Fallingwater and Vice-President, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Melanie Groves, Manager of Exhibitions and Registrar at The Frick Pittsburgh, will be live-streaming from Fallingwater and the Frick’s Frida Kahlo exhibition to discuss this fascinating relationship.
Frida, Fallingwater, and the Blue House
This program is presented and offered free to all through the support of Frick Societies donors and by Fallingwater. Learn more about The Frick Societies and how you can sustain free educational and community programming for all here, and more about supporting Fallingwater here.
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