Monday, April 28, 2008

Mother's Day- early

My Mom is going to be away on Mother's Day this year so yesterday we celebrated early with a day trip into Philly to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. A lovely day- the weather was perfect. We lucked into free parking AND found free museum tickets - I just had to upgrade them to see Frida, a special exhibit. I am truly the luckiest person with stuff like that. We had a couple hours to walk around the rest of the museum before we could get in line to see Frida. My highlights- Van Gogh (Sunflowers), Jackson Pollock, Degas, Andy Warhol and a work by Carlos Amorales called "Black Cloud" that has it's own post right under this one. We had to wait in a long line (30-40 mins) to get into the Frida exhibit. It was worth it. They gave you a set of headphones explaining the background of the paintings. There were a lot of photographs from her personal collection. She had a lot of problems with her health and in her marriage that she incorporated in her amazing work. If you are anywhere near Philly- you should try to get to this show.







2 comments:

PamelaJ said...

Is this place just down the street from the science museum?

Great pictures. Love the free stuff, you lucky chick.

Nancy said...

awesome, I love frida kahlo!