In 1939, French Surrealist painter/poet Alice Rahon (1904–1987) and her Austrian husband fled fascist Europe and moved to Mexico, where they were received by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. There, Rahon published three volumes of poetry inspired by nature, travels and her love affairs with poet Valentine Penrose and artist Pablo Picasso, among others. This documentary explores Rahon's involvement with the Surrealist movement and her vibrant contribution to Mexican art.
The film will be introduced by Teresa Arcq, co-curator of the 2012 LACMA exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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