ICON AND INSPIRATION
FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION
CLEVE CARNEY ART GALLERY
MCANINCH ARTS CENTER, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
JUNE – AUGUST 2020
The multifaceted exhibition will transform the newly expanded gallery and extend throughout the McAninch Arts Center through the Lakeside Pavilion with the presentation of more than 100 rare, personal photographic images from the artist’s life, a video presentation, reproductions of Kahlo’s clothing, a family-friendly children's area, poetry garden, public programming and more.
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, known for her powerful self-portraits that explored her challenges with her personal identity and disability. Kahlo continues to have relevance today through the universality of the themes in her work.
This exhibition is made possible through the support from the College of DuPage Foundation, the generous spirit of Milly and Alan Peterson, founding community members of College of DuPage and lifetime patrons of the McAninch Arts Center.
Intentionally planned and themed around Frida Kahlo 2020, a variety of events are on the schedule to engage, teach, celebrate and foster cultural enrichment leading up to the exhibition opening in Summer 2020. Mark your calendar for the Frida Fest - Lakeside Pavilion Community Event, Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. featuring live entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Mariachi Monumental de Mexico and headliner ARTRAGEOUS! Enjoy live music, visual art, dance, authentic Mexican food vendors and more in our kick-off to our yearlong celebration. Admission is free.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Frida Fest - Lakeside Pavilion Community Event
Sponsored by: DuPage Foundation
June – August 2020
Frida Kahlo Exhibition
Monday, July 6, 2020
Frida’s Birthday Celebration – Outdoor daylong festival with art, music and food
For more information visit: www.Frida2020.org. Group reservations available now! Call 630.942.3026 and mention “DuMore DuPage.”