Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings
Frida Kahlo died in 1954, aged 47, in the Blue House where she had been born and lived. Her husband, the celebrated muralist, Diego Rivera, shut up all her possessions inside the house and they remained there untouched for 50 years.
In 2004, the cupboards were opened for the first time, revealing a fascinating collection of clothing and personal effects which has enriched our understanding of Kahlo’s life and work.
As well as medical corsets, jewellery, accessories, photographs and letters, many of her distinctive Tehuana outfits were discovered, which she wore as a political statement. They are on display for the first time outside of Mexico, alongside self-portraits featuring many of the costumes.
This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.