Tour of The Complete Frida Kahlo

Join us for a guided tour of this "autobiography on canvas" of Frida Kahlo. Tickets are $13.50 (regularly $16.50). The tour is limited to 25 people (you may bring up to 3 guests); please keep your RSVP up to date. More info:

The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibition logo

North American Premier of The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibition logo


Frida Kahlo photo

Photo by Nickolas Muray, 
© Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

This is the only exhibition worldwide where Frida Kahlo’s paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years, have never before been seen.

Presented by Global Entertainment Properties 1, LLC, (GEP1) the exhibition features 123 exact replicas of her known paintings in original size and original materials, and hand-painted in the same style in which Kahlo painted them. These replicas, owned by GEP1, are painted by master artists and licensed by ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008.

Also on display are over 500 fascinating possessions— jewelry, dresses and adornments identical to those with which Kahlo surrounded herself, coming from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Germany. All are handmade using traditional methods, materials, and tools.

There is also a substantial collection of photos of Kahlo, her family, and friends in her work and life environments and a large collection of pre-Colombian through present-day Mexican folk art, which held a position of great importance in her and husband Diego Rivera’s lives.

Among the photos, the most admired is the stunning portrait of Kahlo taken by Nickolas Muray in 1939. This photograph, “Frida in Blue Dress,” is a limited edition of a portrait of Kahlo taken by Muray during their ten-year romantic relationship.

A favorite display is the recreation of Kahlo’s studio where she painted, as well as the bedroom with her signature canopy bed, reproduced one-to-one in size and materials to the smallest detail.

The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibition photo

# 77: Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Table, 1940. licensed replica: ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008

The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Mariella Remund and Hans-Jürgen Gehrke, passionate art lovers and collectors, and founders of the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, Germany, the city where Kahlo’s father spent his youth before emigrating to Mexico. Their vision for this exhibition was to not only touch the eyes and minds of the visitors, but above all, their hearts.

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  • Kristen

    RE: The (detailed) Frida Exhibition; I read a book recently that would be of interest to anyone that enjoys learning more about the artist: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo, a novel by F.G. Haghenbeck.

    December 4, 2013

  • Monica N.

    A significant amount of detail was provided about Frida Kahlo. While the paintings are replicas, it was a thorough explanation of Frida's life.

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • june g.

    fabulous informative tour! Thanks.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    What a treat to get such an in-depth discussion from the co-curator is the exhibit. Thanks for making it possible, everyone! It was great to see you all.

    November 22, 2013

    • june g.

      Discovered soo much more with this informative curator than I ever would have learned just viewing the display of paintings, etc., on my own. Wonderful; thanks for arranging it Rachel. xxJune

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • Martha

    Fascinating stuff and nice peeps. Tx for organizing it, Rachel.

    Also, at one point, I got completely distracted by that wall of votive paintings. :-) Would like to return to check them out more thoroughly. Meanwhile, another cool collection of them here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/exvotos/gallery.html

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Amazing!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Delphine

    that was amazing ! loved it ! thank you

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Behrouz

    In deed, the co-curator loves her job; great tour. Thank you for organizing it, Rachel!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Arlene

    Awesome!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drive safely, Racel. I'm getting ready to leave (a long drtive from Eastlake in Chula Vista).

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Hey, friends! I'm looking forward to seeing you tonight. A reminder to arrive around 5:30 and the tour will start at 6. If you don't see me right away don't worry because I will be there soon. (I'm picking up my brother from the airport and his plan has been delayed.) See you soon! :)

    November 22, 2013

  • Colleen M

    Hi Arlene, I live near your area and can drive. I'll email you to connect.

    November 21, 2013

  • Arlene

    Anyone coming from Mission Hills/Hillcrest ? I recently had eye surgery and would rather not drive at night to a place I've yet to navigate. Could meet you somewhere along the route. Please email me at [masked] if you could give me a ride. Thanks.

    November 21, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I just sent an email to the Yes RSVPs with more information about the tour tomorrow (subject line: "See you Friday!"). Please let me know if you don't receive it.

    Also, I forgot to mention that if you like the events this Meetup group offers, please consider making a $5 suggested annual donation. You may do so via the Meetup site or this link: http://tinyurl.com/k7jgtqf
    Thanks in advance for your support, and thanks to those who have already contributed. It is much appreciated! :)

    November 21, 2013

  • Cornelia

    I would love to attend, as I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo, I am uncertain however if I am able to make it in time from work to the given location. I hold off with RSVP until a couple of days from now.

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Cornelia

      Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Frida Kahlo event with this group, I simply have to do so independently. Enjoy everyone!!!

      November 20, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Thanks for your interest in the Frida Kahlo tour! It is now full, and I will send out a note with more info today or tomorrow. See you soon!

    P.S. Just so we're all clear, as mentioned in the description this exhibit consists of 123 exact replicas of Frida's art, not the original works, if that makes a difference to you. I think it will still be a fascinating experience.

    November 20, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Sorry to hear you can't make it, Kaliana. We'll miss you!

      November 20, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Didn't realize it was replicas! Still looking forward to it anyway!

      November 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Not sure I need to mention, but I'm probably bringing my wheelchair. I currently have too much trouble standing on my feet for any length of time, and museums always pose a problem.

    November 16, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Thank you for the heads-up, Jennifer. I will inquire about accessibility.

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Behrouz

      Jennifer/ Rachel,
      FYI – I was reading the FAQ page that I saw the followings....thought I should share with you.

      Yes, Jennifer, there is an elevator at the east end of the building that can transport you between the first and second floors. Also, it is good that you have your own wheelchair as it seems the facility doesn’t currently have any wheelchair to lend. Also: FREE parking is available in the lot adjacent to Barracks 3 and throughout NTC at Liberty Station.

      More FAQ’s: http://thecompletefri...­

      Namaste!

      2 · November 18, 2013

  • june g.

    just wondering if anyone from North County will be coming (I'm in Solana Beach) - might be good to share a ride - but I think it'd be best to leave early from this area (about 4:30) to deal with Friday night traffic. Let me know. I'll sign up. Thanks. June

    November 17, 2013

  • Mary

    Rachel - Is there a deadline for rsvp?

    November 17, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Hi, Mary. There is not a deadline but I recommend RSVP-ing soon because we are limited to 25 attendees. Hope you can make it!

      November 17, 2013

  • Arlene

    Is there a senior rate?

    November 16, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Hi, Arlene! Great question; the discounted group rate is the same for everyone for this event. If you'd like to join us, please secure your spot by RSVP'ing Yes. You will then get the option to pay the admission price via PayPal or credit card. Thanks! Please feel free to send me a direct message if you have anymore questions.

      November 16, 2013

  • Arlene

    I am a huge Frieda fan and have been to many shows and museums. Looking forward to this one.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • june g.

    How do I join/pay for this?? Sounds good! June

    November 16, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Hi, June! Thanks for your interest in the Frida Kahlo exhibit. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP Yes on the event page. You will then see an automatic link to pay via PayPal or credit card. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

      November 16, 2013

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