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From the canvas of Frida Kahlo to an immersive experience

The Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit launched in Dallas, the first in the country.

DALLAS — Stand in one of the many rooms at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in Dallas and see Frida Kahlo’s artwork come to life.

Become engulfed not only in her world-renowned vibrant paintings, but also the history of Mexico and the influence it had on the artist.

Images from the Mexican Revolution fill the room. The period is symbolic of Kahlo, as she would later claim to be born in 1910 in order to be associated as a child of the revolution.

Vicente Fosco, associate producer of Immersive Frida Kahlo, tells WFAA Kahlo was woman ahead of her time 

“It’s not just walking into a museum,” Fosco describe. “It’s like we’re shrunken down into tiny people and we’re thrown into an artwork.”

The immersive experience by Massimiliano Siccardi, the creative director, not only projects the pieces of art but also adds motion and music to complement the images. In some cases, visitors can feel as though they are in motion as they arrive in Frida’s hometown.

Kahlo’s art transcended generations and language. Her paintings identified as magic realism explored many topics - from birth, miscarriage and abortion, to death.

Through the years, she's become an icon for female empowerment.

Many of Kahlo’s paintings were self-portraits in different scenarios. In one: she appears as a woman, but has the body of a child. In another well-known piece, which illustrated Frida’s two sides, Kahlo appears in a European-style dress, side-by-side and holding hands with herself in a Tehuana dress.

“Frida is one of those pop-icons - she transcended being a painter,” Fosco said. “She was ahead of her time doing those kinds of things and living her life the way she did.”

The exhibit will run through April 17. Ticket prices vary, depending on the date and time. For more information visit immersive-frida.com.

The exhibit will open in the coming weeks in the six cities:

  • Lighthouse ArtsSpace Boston at the Castle
    130 Columbus Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
    DATES: Feb. 10 through May 8, 2022
    Co-produced with Maestro Immersive Art
  • Lighthouse ArtSpace Houston
    1314 Britmoore Rd.
    Houston, TX, 77043
    DATES: Feb. 17 through April 17, 2022
    Co-produced with Impact Museums
  • Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Club
    108 W. Germania Pl.
    Chicago, IL 60610
    DATES: Feb. 24 through May 28, 2022
    Co-produced with Maestro Immersive Art
  • Lighthouse ArtSpace Denver
    3900 Elati St.
    Denver, CO 80216
    DATE: March 3 through May 30, 2022
  • 1 Yonge St.
    Toronto, ON M5E 1W7
    DATES: March 31 through May 29, 2022
  • Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles
    6400 Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    DATE: March 31 through June 11, 2022
    Co-produced with Impact Museums