Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Enjoying Frida


Annie and I went to San Francisco today for the highly anticipated Frida Kahlo show at the MOMA. Wow! It was better than either of us hoped for. It included works from Frida's entire career, and so many pieces I never expected to see in person. There were huge powerful works, some dear intimate paintings and some pieces that we'd enjoyed through books that surprised us in person. Each piece is so full and vivid and I loved hearing what Annie noticed and thought about each one.

Just take a look at the photo's and you'll see that Annie went in full Friday regalia. Before we even got to the will-call counter, MOMA employees came up to us and asked if they could include photos of Annie in some of Frida press that they do. Annie said yes. Throughout the very crowded show, in the lobby, cafe and in the parking garage, at least a dozen other people asked Annie if they could take her picture. I kept checking in with her to see how it all felt to her and if she was enjoying so much focus. She said she was OK and that she liked how happy everyone was. I am so proud how she handled herself. How graceful my little girl has become! A few elderly folks came up to her and told her how much joy she had brought to their day. Oh, she really seemed to love that!

One thing that I really loved was spotting Ulla from ULLABENULLA in the crowd. I had never met her, I just recognized her from her blog photos. What a thrill! She's very glamorous and warm in person. I love when blog-world turns into real-world!


Photos from top to bottom: 1.) Annie's self portrait of herself in the car, on the way there. 2.)Holding up the camera and taking a portrait of the two of us in the bathroom of the MOMA. 3.) Taking a breather outside of the show. 3.) On the drive home taken from over my shoulder.

Here's the link to the MOMA blog photos.


15 comments:

Marshamlow said...

I am sure this will be one of those days that stays with both of you forever. How fun. I don't beleive I have ever taken Lily to a museum. I am going to have to work on that. Mandy on the other hand we love to share art experiences.

Anonymous said...

Don't you love when fantasy turns into real life? Leaves you breathless111

Kelly said...

Oh, these photos are great! Your daughter makes a perfect Frida. What a wonderful day at the museum.

Ulla said...

More than JOY! You both looked radiant and truly fairytale beautiful! I was instantly pulled towards the two of you! And to think I left my camera in my car! I'm stealing one of your photos for my blog, hope you don't mind... It was truly WONDERFUL to meet you in person and share the Frida experience with you! Hope we meet again soon (in a less crowded environment)!
Kisses and hugs to both of you!!!!

Mo'a said...

I came here from Ulla's blog. Your Daughter looks beautiful. How delightful that she dressed Frida style and that you take her to museums...she is a lucky girl to have you as a Mother.
I saw the Frida exhibit when it was in Philadelphia...loved it, she was an amazing woman.

Green Kitchen said...

How cool!

Kate in NJ said...

I love when Annie dresses up as Frida. She captures the spirit!

Bitterbetty said...

That sounds like a perfect day... Annie looks beautiful!

comfies said...

oh what an amazing little girl and what an adorable pair you two make! just makes me smile.

Cher Mere said...

I am so jealous! I love Frida. I would have loved to go there.

Annie is absolutely completely adorable! How cool is she??

I am happy for her that she had such positive attention. I wonder what Frida would think?

8)(8 said...

Wow. That was such a wonderful experience for both of you in so many ways. She makes the most amazing and beautiful Frida.

I would love to take Ami because she is a big fan.

8)(8 said...

Annie, I love art museums! I love Frida's paintings. You were very lucky to go to that exhibit and you look exactly like Frida!(I look exactly like Alice in Wonderland.)I am going to Georgia OKeefe's museum very soon. You might like it too. I was born near San Francisco.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Patrice, You two beauties are everywhere...ULLABENULLA this morning!! What a wonderful day at the museum! Mary Ann

tanrzmom in SV said...

Oh Annie is growing up sooooooo fast. How great that you got to see the Frida show. I sure miss you girls and hope to visit soon.......

Project Pink Suitcase said...

Very cool!
Frida lives!