“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” – Frida Kahlo
The Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center in partnership with College of DuPage, is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Frida Kahlo coming to the Glen Ellyn campus in the Summer of 2021. This comprehensive presentation of the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and of our time.
Frida Kahlo Timeless considers the many elements at play in Kahlo’s work. The complexities of Kahlo’s paintings can not be fully understood or appreciated without insight into her person and the worlds she was a part of. Specifically the role of Mexico City as a center of international art and culture in the early and middle 20th century, as well as Kahlo’s lifelong refusal to allow illness to restrict her diverse and intense passions. In many ways, Kahlo’s painting, politics and identity were ahead of her time, and echo the zeitgeist of today. Kahlo explained that she “painted her reality”, this exhibition hopes to provide insight into that reality while allowing the viewer intimate access to her fantastic world.
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.
$20: Timed tickets (1 hour) On-sale starting in January 2020.
$35: Untimed tickets On-sale September 8th 2019 during Frida Fest.
Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Subscribers to the MAC get access to tickets two weeks prior to general public ticket sales. To subscribe to the MAC, please visit the box office.
2021/06/06 - 2021/09/06
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Located in the Cleve Carney Museum of Art
The McAninch Arts Center is accessible from parking to seating and accommodates Sennheiser Hearing Enhanced Devices. Persons who need special assistance should notify the Box Office at 630.942.4000 when reservations are made. For Americans With Disabilities Act accommodations, call 630.942.2141 (voice) or 630.858.9692 (TDD). Full venue accessibility details can be found here: http://www.atthemac.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility/