Tickets to the Temporary Frida Kahlo Exhibition at Palais Galliera
Visit the historic Palais Galliera and witness the must-see, temporary exhibition Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances dedicated to showing the personal and unbridled side of her life. Experience the great artist as she truly lived.
- Be a part of the private journey of the great Surrealist artist, Frida Kahlo, as you attend this temporary exhibition of her vast and precious personal effects – Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances.
- View over 200 objects including garments, accessories, letters, cosmetics, and medicine as well as photographs and films of the artist.
- Experience a rich visual narrative that shows you the real side of Kahlo through her personal battle with her disability, exploration of gender and her Latina heritage, and more.
- Explore the private side to her life as you understand the reasons behind the construction and representation of her identity.
- Enjoy a section of the exhibition devoted to her long-standing effect on the fashion world – live to the public from 15 Sept to 31 Dec 2022.
- Entry ticket to the Frida Kahlo Exhibit: Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances
- Any meals and drinks
- Locker facilities (deposit of 1 EUR)
These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Experience the genuine and private side of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, in this stunning temporary exhibition – Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances. The Surrealist Mexican artist was known for her bold and vibrant work, exploring themes such as identity, the human body, and death mainly through self-portraits.
The first exhibition of its kind in France and in close collaboration with the Museo Frida Kahlo. As you delve deeper into the exhibition, experience a never-before-seen visual narrative of her extraordinary and tumultuous life.
Section One: Here Where I Lived
Discover the lineage of Frida Kahlo's life, from her birth to her ethnical identity. Learn how her father, Wilhelm (Guillermo) Kahlo was a German emigrant, who arrived in Mexico in 1890. Being a photographer, he captured Frida in several of his portraits that displayed his affection for her and passed on the art of staging and self-portraits. Get to know about several events that marked Frida's life, including contracting poliomyelitis because of which she created an imaginary friend to cope. This experience is a recurring motif in her paintings of double. At the age of eighteen, she underwent another major trauma, an accident, which caused her to be restricted to bed for several months, which caused her to start painting.
Section Two: Casa Azul
Being born in Casa Azul, living most of her life there, and passing away there, her parents decorated their house in a European style, she renovated the gray walls of her house to bright blue and filled her house with objects that represented her attachment to all things Mexican, including folk art, pre-Hispanic sculptures, and votive paintings. Discover the reasons for her attachments and emotional connections with this exhibit, as Casa Azul has become a cultural center, attracting several types of personalities from different areas.
Section Three: Gringolandia
After getting married, Frida left Mexico for 'Gringolandia', as she called the United States. Learn about her experiences in the United States which led her to develop her distinctive Tehuana style, which led her to paint more seriously. However, her traumatic miscarriage radically transformed her art. Explore how she reinvented herself as a painter and shatter taboos.
Section Four: Paris
View the eighteen collections that were featured during an exhibition in Paris, when she was invited by Andrè Breton. Spot her self-portrait and get to know how she fell sick during her Parisian visit.
Section Five: Disability and Creativity
With the traumatic accident occurring when she was 18, Frida had to give up her dream of becoming a doctor, which led her to spend a lot more time honing her artistic skills. Due to undergoing several operations and procedures, admire the images she created of her disabled body and the visual vocabulary built, which expressed her physical and emotional suffering. Notice how she described her suffering but also characterized her own resilience and ability to create beauty, joy, meaning, and art.
Section Six: Works and Outfits
Applaud her powerful self-portraits, the photographs she posed for, and her carefully composed outfits that are currently used as contemporary models of artistic self-creation. Understand the various ways she expressed herself, by her unconventional outfits and unique hybrid style, which combined elements of different regions and eras.
Section Seven: Frida and Contemporary Fashion
Adulate and soak in the unique, transgressive, and unforgettable cultural impacts of Frida Kahlo. With her creations being used as inspiration for several designers, which address themes like trauma, disability, ethnicity, sexual identity, and politics, become one with Frida Kahlo.
The visit includes viewing a capsule exhibition from 15 Sept to 31 Dec 2022 which focuses on Kahlo’s influence on contemporary fashion and her role in inspiring modern fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL, and many more world-famous designers and artists.
know before you go
- It’s recommended that all visitors over the age of 6 wear a category 1 surgical or fabric mask.
- Please carry your own as the museum does not provide masks.
- The Palais Galliera is temporarily closed from 11 July to 14 Sept 2022.
- The Palace (and this exhibition) is accessible to visitors with motor and visual disabilities.
- Any luggage exceeding 40x30x20cm is prohibited.
- If you choose to visit the Museum restaurant, it’s strongly recommended to reserve your table at the same time you are at the ticket counter.
- The museum's security measures may increase/change without prior notice.
- Photography is restricted to private purposes only.
The museum starts to close its exhibition rooms 3/4 hour before each of the closing times. The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the closing time.
- At the next step of booking, choose a time slot between 10am to 4:45pm.
- Tue to Sun: 10am to 6pm.
- In Nocturne on Thursdays until 9pm.
- Closed on Mondays, and on 1 May and 25 Dec.
- The museum might close early on other public holidays.
- Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
- Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.
- Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.
Ticket Redemption Point
- Show your ticket at Palais Galliera.
- Address: 10 Av. Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris, France.
- The closest bus stop is Iéna. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.
- Board buses 32, 63 and 82 to get you there.
- The closest metro station is Iéna. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.
- Board metro line 9 to get you there.
- The closest RER stop is Pont de l'Alma. It is a quick 9-minute walk to the attraction.
- Board RER line C to get you there.
This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout.