The major international exhibition Viva la Frida! Life and Art of Frida Kahlo, originally set to close doors on March 27th, will be running at the Drents Museum in Assen for three more weeks, until April 18th.
The iconic Mexican artist showcase had already attracted 65,000 visitors since its inauguration on October 8th and before its forced closure in December because of lockdown. The Drents Museum was able to convince the collection’s lenders – Museo Dolores Olmedo and Museo Frida Kahlo from Mexico City – to grant an extension, because of the great interest the exhibit has stirred in the Netherlands.
Putting together two of the world’s most important Frida Kahlo collections, Viva la Frida! offers a peek into the art and life of the artist (1907-1954). Visitors can not only admire an ensemble of drawings and paintings lent by the Museo Dolores Olmedo, but can also see some of Kahlo’s personal belongings, like the clothes, painted corsets, and jewelry so distinctive of her style.
Next to the exhibition, the Drents Museum also put together an extensive fringe program of lectures, podcasts, and an art route through the center of Assen.
You can visit Viva la Frida! from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. More information and tickets at https://drentsmuseum.nl/en/frida