Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, disability, and national identity influenced Kahlo's diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City--including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics--alongside paintings and drawings by the artist and photographs reflecting her iconic style. Frida Kahlo's oeuvre deals with many topics that were not only significant to the artist but are still relevant today.
In 2005 workers discovered a treasure trove of Frida Kahlo’s possessions in her former home, The Blue House, which was made into a museum after her death. Select personal items from this discovery, including hand-painted orthopedic corsets and some twenty paintings and drawings are presented in this exciting exhibition, taking place some 90 years after Kahlo’s first visit to San Francisco.