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Local Voices Live: Marilet Martinez and Celia Sagastume, hosted by Rio Yañez

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Meet the artists featured on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s newly launched podcast Local Voices. Join us for an engaging virtual conversation that explores the ways the iconic Frida Kahlo and the legacy of artist René Yañez have made an imprint on the local creative community and beyond. 

On October 21, hear Rio Yañez, host of Local Voices: Celebrating Frida Kahlo, in conversation with comedian Marilet Martinez and local astrologist Celia Sagastume. Join us for an hour full of good humor, thought-provoking ideas, and horoscope readings! This free virtual event will be broadcast through the de Young's Facebook and Youtube channels. 

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will bring you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections.

About Local Voices: Celebrating Frida Kahlo, hosted by Rio Yañez

This eight-episode podcast features local artists influenced and inspired by the art and life of the artist Frida Kahlo. In this season, we pay tribute to the legacy of artist and curator René Yañez, who in the 1970s brought the first Frida Kahlo exhibition on the West Coast to San Francisco. His son, the artist Rio Yañez, will introduce us to Bay Area artists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who will share their distinctive perspectives. We will explore the long-lasting impact of Frida Kahlo and celebrate the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can be Deceiving at the de Young museum. 

Local Voices is now available in the museums’ Soundcloud, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public.

About the Exhibition

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving examines how politics, gender, trauma, and national identity influenced Kahlo’s diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition features highly personal items, which came to light in 2004 at her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo) in Mexico City—including approximately 30 photographs, 20 vibrant Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, and personalized braces and prosthetics—alongside paintings and drawings by the iconic artist and photographs reflecting her unique self-fashioning.

Ticket Information

Free online event, live-broadcast through the de Young's Facebook and Youtube. No registration required.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is now on view at the de Young museum. All tickets will be timed and are selling out fast. We recommend booking your tickets in advance online. Members and their guests are invited to enjoy our newest member perk Member Wednesdays every week during regular museum hours throughout the run of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

We have reopened with safety guidelines to ensure that you return to a safe and healthy environment. Read our safety plan. We’re taking precautions in alignment with local and national safety standards for coronavirus, including requiring face masks for staff and adult visitors, increasing sanitation, providing contactless payment and procedures, and limiting building capacity for a pleasant gallery experience.