Beginning June 1, the largest private collection of Frida Kahlo works, valued at more than $200 million, will be on display at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center. To prepare for the three-month exhibition, the College’s Cleve Carney Museum of Art underwent a $3 million expansion to transition from a gallery into a museum complete with museum-grade LED lighting system, security system and climate control system to maintain the standards of the American Alliance of Museums.
“It felt as if yesterday I was walking by the McAninch Arts Center while construction on the gallery started,” Calabria said. “Now I’m a part of the team helping bring life to the new addition. It’s serendipitous to experience a place, like the MAC, at different points in my life and use that as a measure of self-awareness and growth.