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Frida Kahlo: Timeless in Exhibit DuPage County IL

Frida Kahlo: Timeless is an immersive exhibition coming to The McAninch Arts at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL on June 5 to Sept 6, 2021. TImeless is being hosted by the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) as the College of Dupage (COD). The show will present 26 original artworks and a multmediate timeline borrowed from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and 100+ photos taken throughout the artist’s life.

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican Artist, born in 1907 in Coyoacan Mexico. Frida fell ill to polio as a young child that left her disabled. Kahlo’s paintings were about her illness, politics, and her personal life.

Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944, oil on masonite, Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, Mexico © 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
circa 1950: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954), wearing a folk costume and flowers in her hair, leans her head on her hand while lying in a hammock. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Carol Fox and Associates

Kahlo Kids Corner

Frida Kahlo: Timeless will also be a family-friendly children’s area suitable for all ages including a garden designed by Ball Horticultural Company, inspired Frida Kahlo. The kids corner is arranged for younger children to gain an understaning of Kahlo’s life.

The “Kahlo Kids’ Corner” is located on the south end of McAninch Arts Center. The room will showcase Frida’s home, pets and artwork through video and activities. Children can play with Mexican dolls, and create their own self-portraits, lust like Frida Kahlo. “The Frida Kahlo Coloring Book is available for sale at the gift shop.

“Kahlo Kids’ Corner” will offer two free printmaking workshops on Tues., July 6 and Sat., Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., led by printmaking collective Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. The activities are geared for pre-K through third grade. “Kahlo Kids’ Corner” is supported by Ecolab. For more information on programming visit Frida2021.org

Photo by Nickolas Muray; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive – Carol Fox and Associates

Frida Kahlo: Timeless is presented by Bank of America and made possible by the support of Ball Horticultural Company, Wight & Company, Nicor, AeroMexico, The National Endowment for the Arts, DuPage Foundation, Illinois Office of Tourism and the College of DuPage Foundation.

Frida Kahlo: Timeless run from June 5 to Sept 6, 2021. 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL; The hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Get your tickets here.

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