Frida Kahlo is coming to UC in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!
The "Frida in Focus" exhibit is opening at 7 p.m. Thursday at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio, 2728 Vine Street. The exhibit features items, a catalog website, and a series of related events focusing on the celebrated artist. Kahlo is a Latin American idol, an internationally known feminist and an LGBT icon.
There will be a number of events featured around the exhibit. The opening reception, which includes having a D.J., drinks, and hors d'oeuvres, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15. There will be a bilingual poetry ring at 5 p.m. on Sept. 22, a Keynote address on September 29, and a closing alumni event on October 13. All events will be at the studio.
Besides celebrating the works of Kahlo, author Sandra Cisneros will come to UC at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Tangeman University Center, Room 220 for a free, public lecture. Cisneros is a well-known Latina American, Chicago-born, who has won numerous awards. Her novel, The House on Mango Street, sold more than five million copies. Much of her writings showcase the experiences of Latin Americans.