Come explore New Mexico history through film with a ¡COLORES! double feature! This is a free event.
Frida: Portrait of a Woman - Born near Mexico City in 1907, Frida Kahlo lived in the shadow of her renowned muralist husband for much of her married life. Her paintings were labeled "surrealistic" because they dealt with intense and very personal images of her childhood bout with polio, a bus accident that nearly claimed her life, and her tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera. Frida met Diego when she was 17, and their union was passionate but rocky. The couple divorced in 1940 but remarried the same year. It was during this time that Frida's career began to soar her artwork was selling and she was attaining a reputation of her own. Her health, on the other hand, was deteriorating. She had undergone nearly 30 operations on her back and foot and now her leg was faltering. She was often bedridden, creating her small 12" x 15" self portraits in her sick room. In 1953, her right leg had to be amputated. Her spirits fell further and she died in July, 1954.
Shidoni Foundry - Their work was unknown to most -- but not to the artists whose work they helped create. They were the artists of the Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque, New Mexico. Shidoni Foundry, which closed in 2017, was one of the most accomplished foundries in the world, specializing in the lost wax technique of casting sculpture. As well as casting work for many of the world's most prominent artists, the artists of Shidoni lead research to improve techniques and materials in the complex process of casting metals.