2021 Global Women's Rights Forum: Frida Kahlo: The Bold Mexican Painter Who Found Her Artistic Voice in ‘Gringolandia’

Monday, March 8 10:30 – 11:35 a.m.

Online - Zoom

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Join us for this event with speaker Celia Stahr.

Frida Kahlo is known for her emotionally raw self-portraits. She’s the bold artist who doesn’t spare viewers any niceties. She gets right to the point. But, how did this Mexican artist, who was married to Diego Rivera, one of the most powerful artists of the early 20 th century, possess the confidence in her early-mid twenties to translate into art such daring images like My Birth, which depicts a woman’s legs splayed open giving birth, and Henry Ford Hospital, which depicts a woman in a hospital bed bleeding due to a miscarriage? Frida’s first major breakthroughs came when she left her beloved homeland and moved to the United States from 1930 to 1933. This extended stay turned into a profound journey of self-discovery, giving birth to the mature Frida, known today as a badass feminist.

This event is a part of the 2021 Global Women's Rights Forum which joins the celebrations and legacies of resistance centered on March 8th, International Women’s Day.