Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—maybe you knew her first via her iconic unibrow—came to defined through her multiple ethnicities, disability and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the first exhibition in the United States to display alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, plus historical film and ephemera. Kahlo’s ”stuff”—from her Tehuana clothing and contemporary and pre-Colonial jewelry to the hand-painted corsets and prosthetics Kahlo used as a result of lifelong painful injuries sustained from a bus accident as a young woman. These artifacts had been stored in Casa Azul (Blue House), the longtime Mexico City home of Kahlo and her husband, artist Diego Rivera. At the Brooklyn Museum through May 12.
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