Frida Kahlo’s Garden - Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Frida Kahlo’s Garden

 Exhibit at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad

 

Carlsbad has a well-known reputation as an arts community, with plenty of arts and crafts shows, performance theater, musical events, galleries and public art (e.g., the Carlsbad Art Wall), and so much more.

 

Frida Kahlo photograph

 

We are especially blessed to have the city-owned Walter D. Cannon Art Gallery.

 

The Cannon Art Gallery is located at the Dove Library Complex in South Carlsbad, and features multiple and varied exhibits every year. The current show – Frida Kahlo’s Garden – is a truly special offering for the art community.

 

The traveling exhibit (Carlsbad is one of 3 venues for this show in California) runs through October 20th so there is still plenty of time. If you are an art lover, or even if not, you should take the opportunity to see it.

 

Frida Kahlo painting_reproduction

 

Frida Kahlo is considered to be one of the more significant artists of the twentieth century (as noted in the gallery’s brochure) and this special show is a wonderful experience.

 

We visited Thursday afternoon and it was such a visual treat, with several reproductions of Frida Kahlo’s paintings, multiple photographs, authentic memorabilia (on loan from a private collector), a traditional dress, pottery, her address book, and more.

 

Frida Kahlo Self Portrait reproduction

 

There was abundant information to read and view about Kahlo’s life (1907 – 1954), her inspirations, and her time with husband/painter Diego Rivera, all of which added a very personal touch to this exhibit. All paintings were reproductions 0 understandable given their value!

 

Walk-ins are welcome but unfortunately the remaining guided tour is booked – but no worries, you will still enjoy this special traveling exhibit, courtesy of the NEH on the Road, a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative.

 

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from Noon until 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from Noon until 5:00 pm. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Frida Kahlo’s Garden

Walter D. Cannon Art Gallery

1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA  92011

(760) 602-2021

Comments (21)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

Oh, I so much would love to see this exhibitl. I appreciate her work, and so much was expressed even though under the shadow of Diego Rivera...A

Oct 10, 2021 06:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

It was a wonderful look at her life. If you have not seen the movie "Frida" is highly recommend it. It ws a touching look at her life that was so challenged in a number of ways, and yet she produced such poignant paintings!

Jeff

Oct 10, 2021 08:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy Streib 

Frida Kahlo's work is wonderful. We have seen a number of her original pieces in our travels although I don't remember the musuems exactly This show was very special, and we are indeed fortunate in our little town to have this exhibit of such a renowned artist!

Jeff

Oct 10, 2021 08:13 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff did you ever see the movie about her? I always told Diane that is how I would love to live with her two home with a bridge:)Endre

Oct 10, 2021 11:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... Frida Kahlo is an amazing artist and her work is immediately recognizable... how lucky you were to see it up close and personal. If this exhibit were in Charlotte, you know I'd be there with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes.

Oct 11, 2021 04:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. Your post reminded me of how long it has been since I have been to the art museum here in Chicago. Time to change that! Enjoy your day.

Oct 11, 2021 04:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - this exhibit is definitely a visual treat.  How fortunate that Carlsbad and The Cannon Art Gallery is its home during this limited time. 

Oct 11, 2021 04:53 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that you had such an enjoyable time there.  I am not familiar with much in the world of art but her works are definitely easy on the eyes.

Oct 11, 2021 05:18 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Endre Barath, Jr.  - yes, I did see the movie. Very enjoyable! She had quite a life story to tell nd some huge challenges!

Jeff

Oct 11, 2021 09:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We are so fortunate this exhibit came to town Nina Hollander, Broker You would enjoy it!

Jeff

Oct 11, 2021 09:28 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff this looks to be a "Jeff Dowler" kind of place, and one I would also enjoy.sss

Oct 11, 2021 11:04 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm glad for the encouragement Wayne Martin and hope it will inspire you to go!

Jeff

Oct 11, 2021 03:55 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

There are so many things to see and do in Carlsbad, and I do love the art there.

Oct 11, 2021 04:40 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

Never heard of the artist before now.  Of course, there are a lot of things/people/places I've never heard about.

Oct 12, 2021 05:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, what an exhibit, and very unique paintings.   Did you buy one for yourself?

Oct 12, 2021 10:19 AM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Century 21 Peak - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Hello Jeff, lucky you to have the exhibit in your own town. I saw Frida's exhibit long time ago in Mexico City. Very impresive! 

Oct 12, 2021 03:37 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Love Freda and I would love to go see this gallery!  Absolutely stellar

Oct 12, 2021 08:25 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeff - you are fortunate to have seen her work.  Not surprised that it is sold out.

Oct 13, 2021 04:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It was very special Michael Jacobs  Impressive for our small town!

I think it would be enjoyable for those who don't know much about art and the art world Brian England 

Jeff

Oct 13, 2021 08:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, my kind of place George Souto . This gallery does not sell art but I always enjoy their exhibits.

Thanks Rocky Dickerson  You're right about things to do in Carlsbad.

Jeff

Oct 13, 2021 10:32 PM