Local Voices S1 E1: Meet Artist Rio Yanez

Duration : 9 minutes, 39 seconds

Man standing with arms crossed in front of photo of man with arms crossed

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.

Frida Kahlo look-alikes
Mural with Frida Kahlo

About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.

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