Exhibition presenting the letters and documents written by Frida Kahlo between 1931 and 1954. In addition, silver gelatin photographs of Frida Kahlo were on view taken by internationally renowned photographers such as Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham.
The exhibition “CARNAVAL” presented the theme of carnaval, as celebrated around the world, highlighting eight communities including Laza, Spain; Venice, Italy; Basel, Switzerland; New Orleans, United Sates; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Oruro, Bolivia; Tlaxcala, Mexico; and Recife and Olinda, Brazil.
by Enrique Carbajal
Sculpture / Esculturas
An historical exhibition at El Museo Latino paid tribute to Nebraska’s Medal of Honor recipients. Among the honorees are Edward “Babe” Gomez and Miguel Keith and former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator Bob Kerrey.
The exhibit “Three Generations of Women Photographers” presented a selection of works by Lola Álvarez Bravo, Mariana Yampolsky, and Cristina Kahlo.
The first generation is represented by Lola Álvarez Bravo who was one of the first women to make photography a profession in Mexico. She is also a mentor and teacher for artists and photographers for the next generation.
Mariana Yampolsky is a nationalized Mexican artist whose photographic work begins in 1948 in Mexico that documents the Mexican territory and registers the cultural diversity of the country, and in particular, the indigenous communities.
The contemporary generation is represented by Cristina Kahlo as one of the women photographers currently working. Through her photographic work she has documented different aspects of traditional celebrations in Mexico today as well as realizing an important body of work documenting the architecture in the country.
Culture & Tradition through the Visual and Performing Arts