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Frida Kahlo: a female icon

  • Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturer: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

To accompany the exhibition at the V&A, Frida Kahlo: making herself up, this study day will consider her troubled and fascinating life in Mexico, her relationship with Surrealism, her intimate diaries and her contemporary, artist Remedios Vara. It will end with her wardrobe, jewellery and artefacts, and a discussion about the way she did indeed ‘make herself up’.


Dr Jacqueline Cockburn runs residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. In London she is a course leader and lecturer at the V&A and also lectures at The Royal Academy, Christies Education, and is accredited by The Arts Society working all over the world for them delivering lectures on a variety of art historical topics. She has recently published A Taste of Art, London.


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