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Frida Kahlo exhibit finally opens @ San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The de Young Museum announced it is reopening on Sept 25th an exhibit of famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo

The exhibit introduces her family and her life.

Reopening to the public Sept. 25. 9:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

$15 general admission, free through December 2021 for essential workers.

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F. 415-750-3600. deyoung.famsf.org



  • The museum received a generous loan from the Museo Frida Kahlo, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, México.

Museum-goers will be able to see over a hundred of Frida Kahlo’s personal belongings, as well as photographs in her younger days.

Hillary Olcott, associate curator, de Young Museum explains the art was placed on the wall, then the pandemic began.

“Nobody had seen the exhibition except for myself and a few of my colleagues, and we’re really excited to finally be able to share it with the rest of the Bay Area,” said Olcott.

The exhibit features a trove of possessions that had been locked up for 50 years, her jewelry, and her vibrant ensembles. Frida blended different styles to make her own, what is now an iconic look.

There are a number of remarkable portraits that span her artistic career, including the double portrait of Frida and Diego Rivera.

A number of her lesser know works are also on view, like some amazing still lifes she painted, inspired by her house.

The exhibit opens next week and visitors will be limited to 25 percent of normal capacity. Masks will be required.



Seniors (65+):
Students (w/ valid ID):
Youth (6-17):

For more information, visit the de Young Museum website here.





Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving


The de Young reopens on September 25. Learn about the extra precautions to welcome you back. We will require timed tickets for every visitor, including general admission and admission to Frida Kahlo. To ensure your preferred time slot, please reserve your entry date and time in advance online.

We are thrilled to introduce new ways for members and their guests to safely enjoy the exhibition including Member and Donor Preview Days, Member Wednesdays, Member and Donor Viewing Hours, and Virtual Tours. View upcoming member events.

Join today and be among the first to experience the long-awaited reopening of the de Young during Member and Donor Preview Days on Tuesday, September 22, Wednesday, September 23, or Thursday, September 24. Timed reservations are available while supplies last. Learn more about membership.

Access to view Frida Kahlo is reserved exclusively for members and their allotted guests, every Wednesday throughout the run of the exhibition. Verify your membership or join today to reserve advanced tickets. Plus, select members and donors are invited to special viewing hours on select Mondays throughout the run of the exhibition.

At the time of Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist’s highly personal items—including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics—were locked away. 50 years later, these belongings were unsealed—now they’re on view for the first time on the West Coast. Discover what these objects reveal about their now iconic owner in Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

  • Image: Nickolas Muray, “Frida in Blue Dress, New York City,” 1939. 12.6 x 9.4 inches (32 x 24 cm). The Hecksher Family Collection © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives


September 25 2020


Start: September 25 @ 8:00 am
End: October 31 @ 5:00 pm
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