SIP with Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo image by Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán, 1939, Color carbon print, 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco invites you to Shelter in Place (SIP) with Frida Kahlo! Join Hillary Olcott, Associate Curator of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, for an evening of music, cocktails, and silent film from the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Hosted by San Francisco’s beloved drag queen, Per Sia.

Do you have a favorite Frida Kahlo outfit? We want to see you re-create your favorite look! Send us a photo of your Kahlo–inspired ensemble at for a chance to be featured as our look of the night.

5 pm \ Exhibition Highlights with Hillary Olcott, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

5:20 pm \ Specialty Cocktail Recipes by Vita Simone of Copper Spoon in Oakland 

Frida Kahlo loved mezcal almost as much as she loved art! Join mixologist Vita Simone in a step-by-step guide to master the perfect cocktail. See the attached recipe for a list of ingredients and suggested bar tools. 

5:40 pm \ Silent Film Screening and Live DJ Set by Chulita Vinyl Club 

Enjoy a silent home movie by photographer Nickolas Muray (American, b. Hungary, 1892–1965), Frida Kahlo’s friend and on-and-off again lover, taken during his visit to Mexico in 1941. The film acts as Muray’s travelogue, detailing his arrival in Mexico, his visit to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Blue House, and his time with other friends like artists Miguel and Rosa Covarrubias. The footage, captured with early color motion picture film, provides an intimate glimpse of Kahlo and of the world in which she lived. The film will be accompanied by live music from resident DJs Mare Fresh and Sin Amores of Chulita Vinyl Club. Their set includes Kahlo’s favorite songs and artists. (Digital file from 16mm acetate positive. Courtesy of George Eastman Museum, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives).

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