Note: access to the de Young may be impacted on 9/29–10/1 due to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Rio Yañez (host of the series) tells the story of how his father, Rene Yañez, fought to open Frida Kahlo’s first gallery show on the West Coast, here in San Francisco.
Twin Walls Murals Company (Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong) talk about their 20+ year friendship and the influence of Frida Kahlo in their journey as women in the arts.
Fernando Escaritz, a local sculptor, has created large size installations inspired by his lived experiences and his love for the Mexican culture.
Linda Gamino, Associate Director of Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco, opens up about her story of a tragic accident that affected her life, and the impact of Frida Kahlo in helping her overcome her disability.
Astrosagas, local video producer and astrologist, talks about her parent’s journey, love of San Francisco, and Frida Kahlo’s influence on art and politics.
Local actor and comedian Marilet Martinez shares stories of growing up as a Chicana in the Mission District.
Jean Franco, a local Frida Kahlo look-alike actor, has traveled the world bringing a bit of the beloved artist to every place.
Rio Yañez presents The Great Tortilla Conspiracy, a tortilla printmaking collective, that began their work at the de Young Museum in 2007 and have been silkscreening Frida’s image on tortillas ever since.
What do your beliefs mean to you? How do objects represent your beliefs?
How does visual density affect how you look at an artwork?
What do you see? What do you feel? Art can make us experience a range of emotions.
Materials used in art can give us clues to the artist’s process, techniques, and ways of thinking. They can also spark our understanding of the artwork.