Kahlo and Her Circle

16 Jul 2016 — 15 Jan 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, United States

18 MARCH 2017
Frida Kahlo, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia), 1928. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Frida Kahlo, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia), 1928. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century.

From Frida Kahlo to Jackson Pollock, original voices of Modern artists working in the Americas were influenced by a variety of contemporaries, teachers, rivals, and friends. Incorporating diverse sources of inspiration, 20th-century painters took their artistic practice in dramatic new directions.

Each gallery represents a moment—from Mexico City to New York to Boston—illustrating the evolution of Modern art in North America. Featuring new acquisitions, rarely seen loans, and masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, the installations provide fresh perspectives on Modern artists working in the 20th century.