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Frida Kahlo 2020

  • July 22, 2020
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
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  • Registration fee includes Badger Bus travel w/Wi-Fi, museum admission and a guided tour. Lunch is NOT included; there will be dining options available. Member ($60) plus Guest ($72) will cost a total of $132. Registration deadline: April 30 (early date due to high demand for tickets).


Due to high demand for tickets, we are required to buy the tickets on May 1; therefore, note the early registration date of April 30 and no cancellation after April 30.

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage is hosting one of the of largest private collections of original artwork by Frida Kahlo in a multifaceted exhibition entitled Frida Kahlo 2020.   It is the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo’s work displayed in the Chicago area in over 40 years. 

Frida Kahlo is one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century.  Her unique painting style reflects both the culture of her native Mexico and contemporary artistic trends of her time,  Her work draws directly from all aspects of her turbulent life, including her complex marriage to the famed muralist Diego Rivera and the lifelong pain she endured as a result of a bus accident at the age of 18.  She is recognized by her elaborate Tehuana clothing, stunning jewelry and hairstyles adorned with flowers. Her artwork, politics and relationships all existed in opposition to the cultural norms and expectations of her time. 

The exhibition includes 26 original works by Kahlo on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City.  The works include oil paintings and works on paper that span the artist’s life. They depict Kahlo’s childhood and personal struggles, exploring themes of identity, politics, sexuality and death.  

Alongside the 26-piece collection is an immersive exhibition that features over 100 photographs from Kahlo’s life, a video presentation, an historical timeline, reproductions of Kahlo’s clothing and a “poetry garden” designed by Ball Horticultural Company.  The multi-media exhibit allows viewers to see Kahlo’s life and artwork through a variety of different contexts. 

The exhibition will be on view at Cleve Carney Museum of Art, the lobby of McAninch Arts Center and Belushi Performance Hall on the campus of the College of DuPage.

Learn more by visiting the Cleve Carney Museum of Art website at https://www.atthemac.org/events/cleve-carney-frida-kahlo/

We will travel by bus to the museum and exhibition.  We will have a docent-led tour for approximately an hour and then time for you to explore the exhibition on your own.

Lunch is available onsite but is not included in the cost of the trip.  The exhibition area includes a cantina with tacos and snacks and beverages.  The College of DuPage Culinary Arts program will offer more substantial food in the building next door to the Cleve Carney Art Museum.  You may also bring your own lunch if you prefer.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey. Lunch may be purchased individually at or near the museum.

Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Leave Madison

8:15 AM     Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding

8:30 AM     Departs Oakwood University Woods

8:50 AM     Arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:15 AM     Arrives East Towne Sears            


11:30 AM Bus arrives at College of DuPage

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch is available for purchase onsite at building next to Cleve Carney Art  Museum.  There is also a cantina within the museum that offers tacos, snacks, and beverages for purchase. You may also bring your own lunch if you prefer.

1:00 PM    Meet docent at Art Museum for tour of exhibition.  We are planning for two docent-led tours of 25 persons per group.

2:00 PM    Time on your own to spend viewing the exhibit, the poetry garden, the gift shop, the cantina and the campus.

3:30 PM    Begin boarding bus for return to Madison

Return to Madison (Estimate)

5:45 PM Bus returns to East Towne Sears

6:00 PM Bus returns to Capitol Lakes

6:15 PM Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods

Non-Member Policy:   Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.  Non-member guests pay an additional $12.00 registration fee.

PLATO Membership:  PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on July 1.  If you join between April 1 and November 30 you will pay the full membership fee of $60.  If you join between December 1 and March 31 you pay half the membership fee - $30.

Mail-In Registration Form:   Click Here 

For further information contact one of the Kahlo Trip Organizers:  Martha Zydowsky mzydowsky@gmail.com  (608) 213-6907  or Trish Iaccarino trish@uwalumni.com (608) 576-0327

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For more information about PLATO, contact:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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