South of the border
Frida won two Academy Awards and played at the Crest Theatre for months. La Casa Azul, the play based on Frida Kahlo’s life, is touring the country to rave reviews. Now, the largest collection of Mexican folk art ever to leave Mexico has come to the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibit is also the largest the Crocker has ever housed. Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex has completely filled the museum’s first floor.
What is it about Mexican art that has captured the American imagination? Do we long for colorful, tropical landscapes from our unseasonably cold and concrete-dominant cities? Has our awakening global imagination finally made us curious about the lives of our geographic neighbors? Whatever your interest in Mexico, you’ll be satisfied with the Crocker’s newest exhibit. Works in all mediums from more than 200 contemporary Mexican artists are on display through July 27. The museum’s hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with additional hours on Thursday, when the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission is $6, except on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., when it is free. The museum is located at 216 O Street. Call (916) 264-5423 for more information.