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Victoria and Albert Museum


Located in the United Kingdom, the Victoria and Albert Museum is home to millions of the world’s precious and revered artistic artifacts.

In the News – Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

In June 2018, Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up, opens at the V&A. This exhibit is aimed at illuminating the fascinating life of one of the world’s most famous artists and will display more than 200 objects which have never before been shown outside of Mexico. Through the items in her wardrobe, her personal accessories, make-up and Kahlo’s paintings of her own clothing, the V&A will provide a unique, never before seen perspective of her life, over 60 years after her death.

Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion at the V&A and exhibition co-curator, said: “A countercultural and feminist symbol, this show will offer a powerful insight into how Frida Kahlo constructed her own identity. This show is a rare opportunity for visitors, offering unique access to an archive that has never left Mexico before.”

About the V&A

Since 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum has undergone major transformations, evolving from a Museum of Manufactures to the world’s leading art and design museum.  Today, the V&A is host to evidence of over 5,000 years-worth of human artistic expression, spanning across centuries, continents, and mediums.  Not only does the museum house extraordinary artistic creations, but the very buildings that make up the V&A are some of Britain’s most famous and acclaimed architectural feats.  In addition to permanently housing 2.3 million objects, these walls have displayed countless innovative and multidisciplinary exhibitions since the museum’s construction over 150 years ago.  In this way, the V&A is deeply dedicated to increasing the accessibility, understanding, and relevance of the artistic masterpieces it collects and displays.

GRoW Support

2016-17 – Exhibit – “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970”

2017-18 – Exhibit – Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

2018 – Exhibit – Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up 

 

To learn more, visit V&A Museum.


V&A: Frida Kahlo Exhibit. Photo. Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Photo courtesy of Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Exterior V&A Museum. Photo courtesy of V&A Museum

V&A: So You Want a Revolution Exhibit. Photo courtesy of V&A

V&A Exhibit - Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. Photo courtesy of V&A

V&A: Frida Kahlo Exhibit. Photo. Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Photo courtesy of Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Exterior V&A Museum. Photo courtesy of V&A Museum

V&A: So You Want a Revolution Exhibit. Photo courtesy of V&A

V&A Exhibit - Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. Photo courtesy of V&A


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