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*CANCELLED* Alta & Books Inc. in Campbell Present a Book Launch with CELIA STAHR

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Join University of San Francisco professor Celia Stahr for a Book Launch celebrating her riveting biography, Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist. Celia will be in conversation with art historian & writer Bridget Quinn. Bridget is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order).

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn't always understand. But it's precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.


Celia Stahr is a professor at the University of San Francisco, where she specializes in modern American and contemporary art with an emphasis on feminist art and gender studies, as well as African and multicultural art. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Iowa and lives in the Bay Area.

Bridget Quinn is a writer, art history scholar, and educator. She’s worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has taught art history and architecture at Portland State University, the Chautauqua Institution, the San Francisco Waldorf High School, and other fine institutions.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600
Campbell, CA
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Books: 
Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250113382
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) (Gifts for Artists, Inspirational Books, Gifts for Creatives) Cover Image
By Bridget Quinn, Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452152363
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

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