The Politics of Frida Kahlo | Newberry

The Politics of Frida Kahlo

Led by Mary Kettering. Two sessions. 2 - 4 pm.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25 - October 2

2 - 4 pm

This class is full. Please call (312) 255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $110
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $121

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This class is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

Frida Kahlo’s life was steeped in political action, but her politics are often deemphasized in favor of standard female tropes like marriage and motherhood. This seminar focuses on the often-overlooked political content of Frida Kahlo’s work. Each session will contextualize the history and cultural influences that shaped Kahlo’s paintings—most of them self-portraits that revealed her feminine reality—and examine the political dimensions of her oeuvre with an understanding that the personal is always political.

Two sessions. E - $110, L - $121

Mary Kettering holds an MA in gender and women’s studies from Trinity College Dublin. She earned her BA in history and education from the University of Montana. She is currently an instructor of social sciences at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Materials List

First Reading:

For the first class please read:

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.