‘Viva la Frida!’ will open a year later than planned
As reported by the Asser Courant, the Drents Museum will now be opening it’s exhibition dedicated to the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in Spring 2021. Viva la Frida!’ will feature significant numbers of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City, which has an extensive collection of works by both Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera.
The delay in opening the exhibition has been prompted by the Coronavirus outbreak. For the same reason, the exhibition The Lord of the Ararat – Treasures from ancient Armenia has also postponed.
“In order to do justice to the fantastic work of Frida Kahlo and to allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy it in a safe and hospitable way, it is not sensible to open the exhibition this year. The safety of our visitors and employees is paramount ”, says director Harry Tupan.
The decision was made in close consultation with the museum lending the works in Mexico. “This will ensure that we will soon be able to present the story of one of the most beloved artists in the world as we envision it,” said Tupan.
Visitors who have already bought tickets for Viva la Frida! do not need to take any action. The Drents Museum will convert the tickets to the corresponding dates of the new exhibition period. The museum will soon announce what the programming for autumn 2020 will look like.