“In Wonderland” Exhibit Making Its Final Stop in Mexico City This Month
The Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art) in Mexico City will be hosting the final showing of “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States” beginning October 3, 2012. The exhibit, featuring masterpieces by famed surrealist women painters, began its journey at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then Canada's National Museum of Fine Arts in Québec before making its final stop in Mexico City.
The Suicide of Dorothy HaleAlthough Frida Kahlo’s famous painting of Dorothy Hale will not be on display during the final stop, other works by Frida will be featured along with many other historical and poignant works by famous surrealist women painters.
On March 31, 2012, author and playwright Myra Bairstow, presented a lecture titled “Frida Kahlo’s Portrait of Dorothy Hale: Dreams, Dramas and Revelations” in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit. During her riveting lecture, Myra presented the audience with never-before-seen documents, letters and photos that were uncovered during her decade-long research of the painting and the subject: Dorothy Hale.