The World of Frida

June 18 – September 25, 2022

One of the most well-known female painters in the history of art is the fiercely brave and passionate Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954), who is, today, a shining example of empowerment, beauty and determination. Her name alone conjures her self-image in our minds, as her numerous self portraits in which her unibrow is her most discerning feature are considered iconic examples of her work. As with many artists that have come before and after Frida, her work did not receive critical acclaim until a couple of decades after her death. It was in the late 1970s that art historians and political activists began to rediscover and examine her work, which eventually led to Frida becoming a champion for the Chicana, feminist and LGBQT activist movements. It is Frida’s fearless expression of honest individuality and the human condition that has inspired the 114 works of art in a variety of media by 94 artists from around the world in the Art Museum’s exciting summer exhibition The World of Frida, which was organized by The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA, and has been traveling the country since 2018. The Art Museum is proud to be one of the last venues to host the traveling exhibition, particularly during this very special year, 2022 – the Art Museum’s 25th anniversary. The World of Frida is very much a celebration of life – in all its triumphs and struggles – love and the pursuit of staying true to oneself.

Check out our exciting Frida summer programs!

installation photos:
participating artists:

Cheryl Abraham
Adela Antoinette
(Micha Kuechenhoff & Grant Rosen)
Kim Bagwill
Monica Balmelli
Charles Barth
Kaethe Bealer
Mandy Behrens
Anita Beshirs
Claudia Blanco
Elisa Bolanos
Kerstin Bruchhäuser
Jamie Burnside
Joyce Byrum
Alberto Carol
Denise Carson
Cheryl Chapman
Mona Cliff
Lisa Congdon
Denise Cortes
Sarah Cuevas
Sandra De Jaume
Marian De Le Torre-Easthope
Dion Dion
Razan Elbaba
Carlo Fantin
Don and Era Farnsworth
Ruth E. Fox
Francisco Franco
Rupert Garcia

Patti Goldstein
Betsy Gorman
Debra Grall
Amandalynn Grazier
Simone Guimaraes
Don Hall
Catherine Hicks
Christine Aria Hostetler
Yan Inlow
Jeni Jenkins
Barbara Johansen Newman
Johnny Karwan
Annie Kevans
Carlyn Krall
Irene A. Lawson
Li Lujiang
Emilio López-Menchero
Katie McCann
Alexis McKeown
Elspeth McLean
Julia McLeod
Kalen Meyer
Natasha Millard
Peter Moen
Crystal Moody
Atsuko Morita
Maria Motta
Nancy Mozelsio
Monica Nares
Laurina Paperina
Mariam Pare
Jazmine Parra

Chiara Passigli
Vivian Patton
Stikki Peaches
Karen Provost
Irene Raspollini
Kat Reilly
Barbara Rivera
Pete Rodriguez
Joshua Roman
Susana Sanchez
Racheal Scotland
Martin Segobia
Misty Segura-Bowers
Jennifer Shada
Pearl Lee Short
Juan Solis
Melissa Stone
Clare Szydlowski
Shannon Taylor
Marco Terenziani
Netsanet Tesfay
Cindy Thompson
Reveca Torres
Anna Valdez
Martin Francisco Valenzuela
Maya Vera
Carlos Villez
Roberto Voorbij
Lin Wei
Lorena Rocha Williams
Mimi Williams
Angel Wynn


The World of Frida was organized by The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA.


Exhibition + programming generously sponsored by


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.