The buzz around the upcoming “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” has been huge and, as a result, we're branching out on social media with some unique Snapchat filters and lenses to help visitors share their excitement during the traveling exhibition.
Visitors to the exhibit, which opens Tuesday, January 29, at the Forest Preserve District’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, will have a chance to channel Kahlo's artistry.
"She was the original queen of selfies, and we're in a selfie day and age," said interpretive naturalist Erin Ecker-Ward.
"Out of her 250 paintings, 55 of them were self portraits," Ecker-Ward said. "She painted herself because she knew herself best. She was her best subject. Today, selfies are so huge because you can portray yourself how you want to be portrayed."
To get in on the action, visitors to the exhibit can use our special Frida Kahlo lens by scanning our Snapcode at the exhibit or unlock it at any time on their phone, then snap a selfie.
A variety of Frida Kahlo Snapchat filters also will be available only while visitors are at Four Rivers.
So go ahead and pay tribute to the selfie queen herself by having some fun, striking a pose and showing off your best side, then sharing it with all of your friends on social media.
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The exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Frida Kahlo’s Garden is adapted from the exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE, organized by guest curator Adriana Zavala at The New York Botanical Garden. It was made possible with major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Karen Katen Foundation, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Gillian and Robert Steel. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.