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Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Blooms & Art: Celebrating Frida Kahlo

Join us for a vibrant celebration of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo! This event coincides with her birthday and is perfect for families with a creative spark.

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Blooms & Art: Celebrating Frida Kahlo
Blooms & Art: Celebrating Frida Kahlo

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hispanic Society Museum & Library, 3741 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, USA

About the event

Celebrate with us and delve into Frida Kahlo's legacy's rich hues and essence through interactive workshops and a live performance by Juntas Chicas.

3 - 5 PM • Creative Corner

3:30 PM • Enjoy a lively musical performance by Juntas Chicas 

Frida Kahlo, a renowned Mexican painter, is known for her bold self-portraits and vibrant works exploring identity, pain, and Mexican culture. Born on July 6, 1907, a childhood illness and bus accident left her with chronic pain, which became a powerful theme in her art.  She is celebrated for her resilience and artistic expression.

Creative Corner: Unleash your inner artist with fun workshops:

  • DIY Frida: Make your Frida-inspired headband!
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Frida: A Creative Workshop with Andrea Arroyo!
  • Design and create your Frida pin buttons!

Feel free to come dressed in your favorite Frida-inspired outfit!

Pop-Up Shop

Discover Copalli's pop-up shop featuring Mexican folk art inspired by the iconic artist Frida.

Performers

Juntas Chicas is a groundbreaking female-fronted project born from the creative vision of Julia del Palacio and Claudia Valentina in 2019. Their unique sound merges traditional Mexican music with contemporary influences, reflecting their experiences in New York’s diverse cultural landscape. The project unites the City’s finest traditional and Latin jazz musicians, blending son jarocho, rancheras, and norteño with jazz, cumbia, and flamenco to create a captivating musical tapestry. Juntas Chicas infuses folkloric heritage with the influences of their artistic melting pot, forging a bold, refreshingly modern sound that is unmistakably their own.

Workshop Facilitators 

Andrea Arroyo is an acclaimed artist who creates in diverse mediums, such as painting, artist books, mixed media, digital works, public art, and installations. Her art is showcased and preserved worldwide in esteemed collections like The Library of Congress, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The Richmond Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Public Library.

Juan Aguirre is the Executive Director of Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. He also conducts workshops, lecture demonstrations, and discussions on Mexican culture and traditions.

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents this program in collaboration with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.

Founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington, the Hispanic Society of America is home to a public museum and reference library dedicated to the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. Its collections, unmatched outside of Spain, cover various cultural aspects from these regions up to the 20th century.

Thank you to our funder

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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