Alice Rahon: The Black Bee (Alice Rahon: L'abeile noire)

Isolated as a child, artist/poet Alice Rahon faced a number of spirit-crushing challenges as an adult, including the death of her infant child and political repression during WWII. Little wonder Rahon, who emigrated from Europe to Mexico, found a friend in the similarly tortured, south-of-the-border surrealist, Frida Kahlo. While Kahlo has become an internationally acclaimed artist, Rahon's name is less well-known. ''We know there is an interest in Rahon's work, particularly with various collectors of Latin American art in Houston,'' Dr. Michael Wellen, Museum of Fine Art, Houston's assistant curator of Latin American art, says of the film Alice Rahon: The Black Bee (Alice Rahon: L'abeile noire). ''The film came to our attention after it debuted at the Centre Georges Pompidou last year. It traces the life of an intriguing, yet under-appreciated, Mexican-based surrealist.'' Teresa Arcq, co-curator of the 2012 LACMA exhibition ''In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States'' introduces the film.

6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Art Hous-ton, 1001 Bissonnet St. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Mon., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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