Book AK—Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:15–11:30 am
FREE with museum admission
FREE for Members
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Book AK program is a museum-hosted book club which provides the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.
PLEASE NOTE: The Book AK program is full at this time. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call Guest Services Manager Teri Fallesen at 716.270.8296.
Registrants: Discussion Questions are now available.
The next Book AK selection is Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is one of the world’s best-known female artists whose life is almost as interesting as her work. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo provides an in-depth and engrossing look into the life of this artist and explores many influences on her work, which often consisted of self-portraits and was heavily influenced by the events of her life, including her coming of age during the Mexican Revolution, the accident that left her crippled and unable to bear children, and her romantic life including her tempestuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera.
After reading the pre-selected book, participants will be invited to meet at the museum where Curator of Education and Community Engagement Jessica DiPalma will lead a group discussion of the book in the beautiful setting of the AK Café. Participation in Book AK is free for Members and free with museum admission for non-members on the day of the discussion. Registration is required and limited to 15 individuals.
The paperback edition of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo can be purchased in Shop AK for $18.75, 25% off the list price (please note no other discounts including Member’s discount will apply), or participants can purchase the book on their own.