Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum

1938 self-portrait of Frida Kahlo seated in a straw chair wearing a huipil (or tunic) smoking a cannabis cigarette, with a hairless dog at her feet.
On View

February 10, 2022 - July 14, 2024
Lois Foster Wing

The Rose Art Museum is honored to present an intimate display of Frida Kahlo's Itzcuintli Dog and Me (1938),  generously loaned from a private collection. Framing the painting are photographs of Kahlo taken by her beloved father, Guillermo Kahlo (1871-1941), and her close friend and lover Nicholas Muray (1892-1965).

The works exhibited, ensconced within the museum's permanent collection, highlight the artist's devotion to her native Mexico, unique sartorial flair, modes of hiding and exposing her disabled body, her queer, gender-fluid identity, and her bold and transgressive ways of being.


Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum is organized by Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator.