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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 lectured on European Art at Birkbeck for twenty years specialising in Spanish Art, having completed her PhD in both the Spanish and History of Art departments. She has led the History of Art department at Westminster School for many years and is now freelance lecturing in London, at Christie’s Education amongst other institutions. She runs her own business, Art and Culture Travel, which specialises in residential courses on Spanish art based in Andalucía.

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