Frida Food at the Norton

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art introduces new menu items inspired by its “Mexican Modernism” exhibition.

Flan de quesilla. Photo courtesy of the Norton Museum of Art
Flan de quesilla. Photo courtesy of the Norton Museum of Art

On October 23, the Norton Museum of Art unveils “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” With Kahlo and Rivera’s relationship at its heart, this compelling new exhibition spotlights the artistic renaissance that occurred in Mexico beginning in 1920 following the Mexican Revolution.

Kahlo devotees will be thrilled to see many of her paintings on display, including eight self-portraits. In addition, the exhibition comprises numerous images of the couple, as well as clothing similar to what Kahlo donned, garb that reflected her layered German-Mexican heritage.

In celebration of the new exhibition, the Norton will be open seven days a week and mounting a variety of special programming. While visiting the museum, be sure to dine at the Restaurant at the Norton, which has introduced a menu inspired by Frida Kahlo. New executive chef Jair Solis Mendoza has crafted intriguing Hispanic dishes such as Oaxacan mole chicken, flan de quesilla, grilled shrimp tacos, and Calabazo bisque.

Facebook Comments