MSU art exhibit casts light on Frida Kahlo’s medical issues, health problems


Cristina Kahlo under no circumstances met her wonderful aunt, Frida Kahlo, but she preferred to understand more about what inspired so a great deal of the famed artist’s function: her medical concerns.

In advance of Frida’s death in 1954 at the age of 47, she had 32 surgeries, practically all stemming from a horrific bus accident in 1925 that left her severely hurt. Her entire body and health had been integral to her art.

Now, for the 1st time at any time, some of Frida’s scientific records, alongside with pictures and letters to her physicians and liked kinds, are on show as component of an ongoing show, “Kahlo Without Borders,” at Michigan Point out University’s Eli and Edythe Wide Art Museum. Her great niece, Cristina, put in many years hoping to get obtain to the health care data files which have never been exhibited just before.

"Kahlo Without Borders" at MSU Broad Art Museum includes photos of her time spent in the hospital, letters and medical records.

The unusual show, up through Aug. 7, casts new gentle on just how much Frida’s clinical issues dominated her daily life. And Cristina Kahlo will be at the East Lansing museum this week alongside with Juan Coronel Rivera, Diego Rivera’s grandson, to discuss their family archives and artwork collections. Rivera lent 4 authentic drawings from Frida, who was married to his grandfather, to the museum for the exhibit.


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