|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Arts & Entertainment

Frida Kahlo’s Personal Items Exhibited in UK, 1st Time outside Mexico

LONDON – An exhibition bringing together hundreds of personal items that belonged to artist and cult figure Frida Kahlo for the first time outside of her native Mexico is soon to open in London.

The exhibition, entitled “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” and showcasing items of clothing and artifacts that belonged to Kahlo, will open Saturday and run until Nov. 4 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

“Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico,” the museum noted on its site.

Among the over 200 pieces on display include cosmetics, necklaces, self-portraits and photographs.

Medical corsets decorated by the artist and a prosthetic leg hark back to a bus crash Kahlo was involved in at the age of 18; an event that would affect her for the rest of her life, the museum noted.

When Kahlo died in 1954, her possessions were hidden away at her home “La Casa Azul” (The Blue House), in Mexico City on the instructions of her husband, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

The items making up the collection were discovered in the bathroom of La Casa Azul – which has been a museum since 1957 – in 2004.

The house, now the Frida Kahlo Museum, publicly announced the discovery in 2007, and proceeded to exhibit some of the items in Mexico.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved