Mexican Art Expert Gregorio Luke to Give Multimedia Presentation on Frida Kahlo at the National Museum of Women in the Arts September 9, 2007

Aug 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Museum of Women in the Arts

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gregorio Luke, Director
 of the Museum of Latina American Art in Long Beach, Ca., will discuss the
 life and influence of Frida Kahlo through an illustrated, multimedia
 presentation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Sunday,
 Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Luke will explore Kahlo's personal life and deeply
 mexicanist persona through the use of slides and documentary films from his
 extensive research library. This talk is given in conjunction with Frida:
 Public Image, Private Life. A Collection of Photographs and Letters on
 display at NMWA through October 14, 2007.
     Luke is the former Consul for the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Los
 Angeles, Deputy Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington
 D.C., and First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. He
 has lectured extensively on Mexican art in museums and universities in
 Mexico, Europe, and the United States.
     A reception will follow the lecture. Tickets for this presentation must
 be purchased prior to the event and are $25 for the general public and $20
 for NMWA members. Call 202.783.7369 to make reservations and purchase
 tickets. For more information visit
     The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), founded in 1981 and
 opened in April 1987, is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating
 the achievements of women in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The
 museum contains works by more than 900 artists in its permanent collection,
 maintains a Library and Research Center, and conducts multidisciplinary
 programs for diverse audiences. In the past 20 years since its opening the
 museum has presented more than 200 exhibitions, expanded its permanent
 collection to include more than 3,600 pieces, and has a membership ranking
 it in the top ten museums nationally with more than 30,000 members. NMWA is
 located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., in a landmark
 building near the White House. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For information, call 202-783-5000 or visit the
 museum's Web site at

SOURCE National Museum of Women in the Arts