Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, V&A
Iconic in every sense of the word, Frida Kahlo has long played the role of both celebrated artist and fascinating subject. Now, in Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up which opens on June 16, the V&A offers an intimate look at the personal belongings of a woman who lived the most colorful of lives.
Never before seen outside of Mexico, the exhibition includes more than 200 pieces of clothing, letters and artifacts—from embroidered silk dresses to cosmetics to the artist’s prosthetic leg which dons a decadent red leather boot. The result paints yet another vibrant portrait of the most interesting kind of woman; the kind we will never forget but may never fully know.
Votes for Women, Museum of London
Also this month, the Museum of London celebrates the centenary of the 1918 Act that granted some women the right to vote for the first time. Featuring a new film alongside iconic objects from the Museum’s Suffragette collection, Votes for Women tells the story of the women who fought so tirelessly for our voices to be heard.