Among all the Kahlo tchotchkes now on sale at the NMWA gift shop, only her self-portraits adorn the fridge magnets, not "My Birth," or "A Few Small Nips," a disturbing image of a bleeding woman lying on a bed with a man standing over her wielding a stiletto.
The NMWA exhibit is a good example of how the current view of Kahlo often fails to acknowledge that perhaps her images transcend autobiography and speak to universal themes, as all great art should.
She painted a self-portrait dedicated to him that now hangs in Washington's NMWA.
Bringing NMWA out into the street has been a dream of the museum.
Joined by partners, supporters, officials and neighbors, NMWA will dedicate the first phase of the sculpture project-the refurbishment of the 1200 block in front of the museum-on April 28, 2010.
CONTACT: Howard White of NMWA
, +1-202-783-7983, hwhite@nmwa.
The primary means of communication between NMWA and its more than 65,000 members across the United States and around the world, "Women in the Arts" will now include articles by nationally-known authors on early and contemporary women artists; reviews of exhibitions and publications, conversations with key art world figures and much more.
We are extremely proud of this new partnership with The May Department Stores Company, a recognized leader in support of the arts," says NMWA Director Rebecca Phillips Abbott.