The 26-piece collection, on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, features an array of oil paintings and works on paper spanning the life of Kahlo, a Mexican artist who founded the 20e historical canon of the art of the century. Best known for her self-portraits highlighting themes of identity, politics, sexuality and death, Kahlo has channeled her personal struggles into her art and has become an iconic figure and symbol of the empowerment of women. women, individual courage and Mexican pride.
The exhibition includes pivotal pieces created throughout the artist’s life, including 19 oil paintings, representing more than a tenth of the total number of Kahlo paintings in existence. Kahlo’s Life Works follow a period when the artist was bedridden for months after surviving a life-changing bus crash at the age of 18 and lasted her entire life, se ending with a work completed the year of his death.
The arts center will be transformed into more than 10,000 square feet of exhibition space with a multimedia timeline featuring replicas of notable objects from Kahlo’s life, over 100 photographic images, original replicas of dresses, a Frida Kahlo– an inspiring garden and a children’s area.
Glen ellyn is 25 miles west of Chicago offers ample free parking is accessible by train. Visitors can extend their experience by exploring the surrounding communities, which feature Kahlo-inspired community art and murals, flower arrangements, gifts, dining experiences and more. To plan a trip, visit DiscoverDuPage.com, GlenEllyn.org Where CentervilleWheaton.com.
Frida Kahlo: Timeless will be on view at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, 425 Fawell Blvd., from June 5 to September 7. 6 a.m., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday to Wednesday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday. The exhibition is presented by Bank of America and made possible with support from Ball Horticultural Company, Wight & Company, Nicor, AeroMexico, The National Endowment for the Arts, DuPage Foundation Illinois Office of Tourism and the DuPage College Foundation.
For tickets or more information, visit Frida2021.org or call 630.942.4000.
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