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 http://www.nmwa.org. 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 http://www.nmwa.org.
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