The summer of 2020 will bring the city’s largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in 40 years to Chicago. This exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center will bring 26 original works of Frida Kahlo to the visitors. This will be the largest collection of the artist’s work to be displayed in the city. The exhibition has been titled Frida Kahlo 2020.
An artist, who led to her own school of thought, Frida was a Mexican painter, famous for her self portraits, artefacts and nature-inspired works. A self-taught artist, her work explored themes that included identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. She believed Mexican folk culture to be her main inspiration.
Frida Kahlo 2020 aims to introduce viewers to Frida’s viewpoint through her works. Apart from her works, the exhibits would also include reproductions of her clothing, and a peek into her life and times. The exhibition is slated to open to people in June 2020. But, to set the tempo right, a number of interesting events will lead to the opening.
Visitors will get an insight into Mexican dance and culture at the Ballet Folclórico de Mexico at the McAninch Arts Center on February 16, 2020. You can book your tickets to Frida Kahlo 2020 right away; while timed tickets start at $18 per person, untimed tickets are sold at $35 each.