From October 8, 2021 to March 27, 2022 the Drents Museum presents the major art exhibition Viva la Frida! – Life and art of Frida Kahlo.
Unique combination of collections
In the exhibition Viva la Frida! a unique combination of Kahlo’s art and personal objects are on display. For this, the Drents Museum works together with Museo Dolores Olmedo and Museo Frida Kahlo (formerly known as Casa Azul, the Blue House) in Mexico City. These collections are supplemented with additional loans from other collections.
Top pieces from the Olmedo collection
Museo Dolores Olmedo has the largest collection of Frida Kahlo’s work in the world. The collection was created by the Mexican Dolores Olmedo (1908-2002), who started collecting work by Kahlo and her good friend Diego Rivera from 1955 on the advice of Diego. Key pieces from this collection, such as Henry Ford Hospital (1932), The Broken Column (1944) and Self-Portrait with Monkey (1945) can be seen in Assen.