Past Museum Exhibitions: 2020: The World of Frida

The World of Frida

September 19 – November 13, 2020

Carlos Villez, Parakata Poderosa, The World of Frida, Museum Exhibition at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum

Currently, on view at our Museum from the Bedford Gallery in California, this exhibition celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo.

Frida’s work continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. Featuring over 100 works across all media by contemporary artists, their works touch on Frida’s life and art, her love of animals, and her vibrant Mexican culture.

The World of Frida underscores the lasting impact Kahlo and her work had on generations of future artists. The work in this exhibition explores the strength of her legacy, identity, and artistic vision against the backdrop of the twenty-first century.

About Frida

Frida Kahlo, born near Mexico City in 1907 just before the Mexican Revolution, is emblematic of the many cultural shifts that occurred during the course of her life. She stepped fully into a uniquely Mexican identity and is famous for her political activism. Kahlo’s powerful and graphic self-portraits depicted the many hardships she faced in her life, both emotionally and physically.

The Museum will also feature an altar for Día de los Muertos dedicated to Frida Kahlo created by local artist Daniel Martinez.

 Museum Hours

Wednesday: 11AM – 8PM

Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 5PM

Sunday: 1PM – 5PM

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Background image: Dion Dion, Sun Kissed Frond, 2010, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

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It’s a Frida Frenzy at the Museum…


Wine Wednesday’s with Frida

Enjoy extended Museum hours on Wednesdays from 5 – 7:30PM! Come grab a glass of wine, a plate of cheese, and bask in all things Frida!

Wine Wednesday is generously sponsored by Grand Restaurant Group and The Ranch at Bandy Canyon.


Other Frida Events

FREE: Virtual Frida Crafts & Art Projects



Seen the Frida Mural yet?

painted by North County artist Katie Gaines





Learn more about the mural >>>




“Frida Kahlo Reimagined: Inspiring Contemporary Expressions”


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 What you should know before you visit

Per CDC recommendations, the Museum has new protocols to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

  • All visitors to the Museum must properly wear a face covering. Masks must cover both the nose and mouth of the wearer. Visitors under 2 are not required to wear a face covering per CDC guidelines.
  • A non-invasive temperature check is mandatory for all visitors. Staff will use a non-contact thermometer, aimed at your forehead, to ensure that your temperature is below 99 degrees.
  • Per San Diego guidelines, you will be required to sign in to the Museum using your name and phone number.
  • Visitors will be expected to socially distance from those outside of their party.
  • Current museum attendance is limited to less than 25% of full capacity; this may result in short wait times.


Enhanced Safety Precautions:

The Museum is ready to welcome you back with new health and safety measures.

  • Plexiglass is in place at Museum front desk.
  • Pre-purchase tickets are strongly encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Museum.
  • Staff wipe down commonly used areas (door handles, front desk, credit card machine) hourly or after each use, whichever is more frequent.
  • Museum staff are required to have a temperature check prior to entering the Museum for their shift.
  • Staff are required to properly wear a face mask for the duration of their shift.

Each of us plays an important role in curbing the spread of COVID-19. If you, or someone close to you, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you return at a later date to safely enjoy the exhibition.

Even with all efforts and added precautions, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19, the Museum is not offering group tours

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