Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

The exop 'Frida Kahlo - Her Photos' offers an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the most famous artists in the world.

St. Peter's Abbey Ghent

From 21 May 2021 to 22 August 2021, inclusive

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kahlo was passionate about photography from a very young age. This is not surprising – her father was a well-known Mexican photographer. As well as taking photographs herself, Frida was also photographed by a number of renowned photographers including Nickolas Muray, with whom she had an on-off relationship for many years.

She meticulously assembled a collection of over 6000 photographs, some by famous photographers such as Man Ray, Brassaï and Tina Modoti. Each of these images influenced Frida and her artistic work. She often manipulated, painted or cut the photographs. The photos depict Kahlo’s family and friends, her great love Diego Riviera and other lovers. But they also focus on aspects of Mexican society that interested her.

Following her death in 1954, Kahlo’s house, The Blue House, was turned into a museum. Her personal collection of photographs was locked away in the bathrooms of the house for over 50 years. The exhibition ‘Frida Kahlo – her Photos’ presents 241 of these photos, enabling viewers to experience some of the happiest – and some of the darkest – moments of Kahlo’s life. They are also a mirror onto the tumultuous times in which the artist lived during the first half of the twentieth century.

Group visits

The expo lends itself perfectly as a group outing. 


Fare: 93 euro + entrance tickets
Number: maximum 15 persons per group (depending on applicable corona measures)
Reservations: via BoekjeBezoek +32 9 210 10 75

Op stap met kinderen?

Met het kindergidsje in de hand, gaan kinderen van 6 tot 12 jaar spelenderwijs op zoek naar de bijzonderheden in Frida’s foto’s. Voor de tieners gooien we het over een eerder digitale boeg. In de Frida-kamer op het einde van de expo kan iedereen dan als een volleerde Frida zelf aan de slag met potlood, schaar en social media.


Elke eerste donderdag van de maand. Houd onze website in de gaten voor meer info.


Individual rate: 10 euros
Group rate: 8 euros (from 15 pers.)

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