Saturday, September 25 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Zavala, curator of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Art Garden Life (New York Botanical Garden 2015), will explore the importance of flora and fauna to Frida Kahlo’s creativity. Her lecture will offer a close examination of several of the artist’s most important paintings and will also consider how Kahlo’s self-adornment and the creative arrangement of her home and garden were equally important modes of creative and cultural expression.
Fee: $15 ($8 member); $5 student with ID
Lecturer: Adriana Zavala, PhD, Associate Professor in History of Art and Architecture and Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies at Tufts University
About the Speaker
Adriana Zavala is Associate Professor at Tufts University where she holds a joint-appointment in the departments of History of Art and Architecture and Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies. She earned a PhD in Art History from Brown University. She is the author of Becoming Modern, Becoming Tradition: Women Gender and Representation in Mexican Art (2010); Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life (2015); Lola Álvarez Bravo: The Photography of an Era (2011); A New Art: The Contribution of Maria Izquierdo (2008); and with co-author Delia Cosentino, Resurrecting Tenochtitlan in Mexico City, 1915-1964 (forthcoming). Along with specializing in modern Mexican art she is a scholar and advocate of U.S. Latinx artists and Chicanx/Latinx art history. She is founding Director of the U.S. Latinx Art Forum (uslaf.org) an organization dedicated to advancing scholarship, writing, and exhibitions of U.S. Latinx art and visual culture.