As a young girl, Frida Kahlo was already under the spell of photography. No wonder: her father was a renowned Mexican photographer. Frida took photographs herself and posed for the cameras of famous photographers. This exhibition provides an intimate look into the well-known artist’s life by means of photographs.

Frida Kahlo had a collection of over 6,000 photographs. They inspired her and influenced her work. Her family and friends, the love of her life and various aspects of Mexican society were the subject of her photos. After her death, her home was converted into a museum, but her personal photo collection remained hidden from public view for over 50 years.

This exhibition displays 241 photographs from Frida Kahlo’s collection. They show the happiest as well as the darkest moments of her life and reflect the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, the period in which the artist lived.

Frida Kahlo for children

The free children’s guide enables children between the ages of 6 and 12 to discover the details in Frida’s photographs in a playful manner. Whom was she proud of? Where did she live? What was her favourite pet? Who were her sweethearts? 

When they have come to the end of the exhibition, they can bring out the artist in themselves and make a collage or portrait. 

Ask for the guide at the museum’s reception desk. It’s available in Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

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