Upcoming Exhibition

Nickolas Muray, Frida on White Bench, New York, 1939, Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

Opening June 2023

In May 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray traveled to Mexico on vacation where he met Frida Kahlo, a woman he would never forget. The two started a romance that continued on and off for the next ten years and a friendship that lasted until her death in 1954. Approximately fifty photographic portraits taken by Muray of Kahlo comprise this exhibition. 

The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946 explore Muray’s unique perspective as Kahlo’s friend, lover, and confidant. Muray’s photographs bring to light Kahlo’s deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life, and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship.

This traveling exhibition has been organized through the Nickolas Muray Archives and is circulated by GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions located in Santa Fe, New Mexico