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Art+Letters: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Come take part in the Museum’s monthly reading group, Art+Letters, featuring works of art-historical fiction and nonfiction. All discussions take place online via Zoom and last about an hour. To join the discussion, follow the link below to register.

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

A new novel, written after the discovery of notebooks kept by the great Mexican painter Kahlo, addresses the intersection of her life, art, and relationship to the great minds of her generation. The discussion will be hosted by Kaci Norman, MMFA Assistant Curator of Education.

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This program is part of the series:

Questions to Consider

  • Throughout the book, food plays an important role in Frida’s relationships. Does food play a similar role in your life and family?
  • How does the author use Frida’s paintings in the book? Was he successful at capturing the allure of her work through words?
  • How is Frida Kahlo able to so successfully convey pain and loss in her works as described in the book?


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