In a new work inspired by Frida Kahlo, Chilean jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana pays homage to the groundbreaking artist. With new animation by Ana María Aresti and Diego Pequeño reminiscent of Kahlo’s work and the Latin American style of magical realism set to Aldana’s music, Visions for Frida Kahlo is a bold sonic and visual tapestry.
Paula Noell and Palmer Page
March 27, 2020
Free & Open to the Public
Join North Carolina Museum of Art Curator Jennifer Dasal for a talk about Melissa Aldana’s art inspiration directly before Visions for Frida Kahlo.
She’s the artist whose fame is so widespread she has become an international cultural phenomenon, often adopted as beauty icon, feminist, accessibility advocate, non-binary hero, and Latinx idol. But who was Frida Kahlo during her lifetime? Jennifer Dasal, curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and the host/creator of the ArtCurious Podcast, will delve into the life—and long-lasting influence—of one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century.