Legacy Society Virtual Exhibition Tour of "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving"
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Nickolas Muray, Frida on Bench, New York City, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Join us for a Legacy Society virtual tour of the highly anticipated presentation Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Experience the exhibition that illuminates the complexities of Kahlo’s iconic self-fashioning and her bold and uncompromising art. Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Michel transports us to the de Young museum for an intimate film experience. Following the tour, coordinating curator Hillary Olcott will lead an exhibition-related Q&A session.
About the Curator
Hillary Olcott is associate curator of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is the de Young's coordinating curator for Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. She was the co-curator of the ongoing de Young exhibitions Of Courts and Cosmos: Art of the Ancient Maya and Native Artists of Western North America: In Dialogue with the Natural World, and she served as the Fine Arts Museums’ institutional curator for the major special exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire (2017–2018).
About the Filmmaker
Benjamin Michel is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in cinematography and directing. He has become known for creating beautifully poetic imagery coupled with imaginative storytelling. He has garnered praise at acclaimed film festivals and produced content for companies such as PBS, KQED, Condé Nast, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Michel’s unique style can be attributed to his cultural experience as a Haitian American and love for world cinema. Growing up, he was exposed to a wide variety of cultures and ideas that indelibly shaped his artistry. He has a passion to create and tell stories previously untold.