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To Break Records With ‘Mexico’ Show, DMA Invites You To Dress Like Frida Kahlo

Jessica Diaz-Hurtado
KERA News special contributor
A woman at the Dallas Museum of Art's exhibition, "México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde" in April. ";s:

Five stories that have North Texas talking: DMA invites guests to dress as Frida Kahlo for record attempt; gay couples can’t get hitched in Waco; proof that music makes sick kids feel better; and more.

It’s no secret that the Dallas Museum of Art’s “México 1900-1950” exhibition is wildly popular.

In fact, the museum says the collection of works from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and more ranks among its top 10 highest-attended exhibitions since 2000, according to the Dallas Morning News.


With culturally rich community events, special free admission days and the fact that it’s the show’s only U.S. stop, the DMA’s exhibition has drawn more than 82,000 guests so far (many of them newcomers and Latino patrons, too).


Before the show closes July 16, museum officials are pushing for one last surge in attendance to reach 100,000 and to break another record — for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one place on July 6, the late artist’s 110th birthday. [The Dallas Morning News, Art&Seek, NBC News, KERA News]

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