An exhibition dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo that’s being hosted at the V&A Museum in London has been extended due to its popularity.
Stylist revealed that the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition will now run until 18 November 2018, giving people an extra two weeks to see the extraordinary collection of personal items and clothing that belonged to the artist.
It’s the first time that this collection has ever been shown outside of Mexico, the V&A Museum revealed, making it a must for any fans of Kahlo’s life and work.
But that’s not all. The V&A Museum will also be hosting a special Day of the Dead festival to coincide with the Mexican celebrations. On 2 November there will be a host of performances and special exhibits to mark Dia de Muertos.
Live mariachi music, traditional Mexican dancers and giant skeleton puppets will be among the entertainment. The museum is also offering prizes to those who come in fancy dress for the occasion.
You’re invited to dress up as Frida Kahlo, as well as don any other costumes that fit with the Day of the Dead theme. The Kahlo exhibition will be open into the night too, and there will also be a special ofrenda dedicated to her.
The event will take place from 17:00 until 22:00 and is a wonderful chance to enjoy the museum’s fascinating exhibits after hours, while seeing Mexican culture brought to life. For Kahlo fans, it’s another opportunity to delve deeper into the artist’s heritage.
If you’re planning a short-term exhibition for an event, you may need display case hire to show off artefacts in the best possible way, and ensure they’re safe.