Mirror, Mirror ... Portraits of Frida Kahlo, at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, brings together an enormous collection of 57 portraits from the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Many of the pictures on display were taken by Frida's own family and friends, offering a unique and intimate glimpse of the woman behind the brushstrokes.
Known primarily for her self portraits, Frida Kahlo's paintings are celebrated for their bold expressions of passion and agony, as well as their vibrant color palates and surreal subject matter.
Carol McCusker, PhD, the curator of photography who organized the exhibition, spoke with BuzzFeed News about the importance of these pictures in understanding Kahlo's art, influences, and the adversity she overcame as a Mexican woman in the 20th century.
Mirror, Mirror ... Portraits of Frida Kahlo is on view at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida through April 2, 2017. You can learn more about the exhibition here.