TCC South Welcomes Cristina Kahlo

In keeping with its commitment to serve students and the community, Tarrant County College is honored to host multiple events during April 17-19 with one of Mexico’s most prominent contemporary photographers, Cristina Kahlo.

Kahlo’s three-decade career follows in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, Guillermo Kahlo, and father, Antonio Kahlo, both celebrated photographers.

“My life changed at age 11 when I experienced my father’s photography dark room,” said Kahlo.  “It was the magical beginning of a lifelong global photography career.  It is a joy to share with Tarrant County College students the Kahlo family artistic legacy that began with my German-born great grandfather, Guillermo.”

Additionally, she is the grandniece of renowned artist Frida Kahlo and is co-curator of “Kahlo: An Expanded Body,” an exhibition that investigates Frida’s medical history through her art.

“We are more than excited to host Ms. Kahlo at TCC South,” said President Dan Lufkin. “At TCC, we strive to offer programs representative of and highlighting the multi-talented, diverse community we serve. And, as a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, it gives us great pride to be able to bring Ms. Kahlo here for our students and the larger community in support of our arts programs.”

Carlos Rovelo, instructor of Art History and Government at TCC South, agrees. “The significance of Cristina Kahlo’s visit to TCC cannot be overstated. Cristina is the living legacy of one of contemporary Mexico’s most celebrated families, beginning with her great grandfather, her great aunt and her father. Cristina is fiercely creative and engaging.  She is the critically acclaimed resident scholar of the Kahlo family legacy.”

Schedule of Events:

VIP Welcome Reception (by invitation only)
TCC South, Fusion Auditorium
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
April 17, 2023
6-8 p.m.

Reception hosted by President Lufkin.
Celebration of Excellence (by invitation only)
TCC South, Dining Hall
April 18, 2023
6-8 p.m.

Student Awards event with Kahlo as keynote speaker.

Mexican History of Photography
TCC South, Fusion Auditorium
April 19, 2023
11 a.m.

In this compelling lecture, Kahlo will guide the audience into various themes treated by Mexican photographers in recent decades.
Kahlo Family Legacy
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
April 19, 2023
6-8 p.m.
Live Streaming Link:

In this presentation, Kahlo traces her family’s German/Mexican heritage, reveals family recollections of growing up with Frida and shares the effects of the Kahlo family legacy on her career.
About Tarrant County College 

Tarrant County College is one of the 20 largest higher education institutions in the United States and boasts the second-lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. As a comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Tarrant County, and online, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds that include traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training programs for area businesses and corporations. Students also may take advantage of Weekend College through which they can complete an associate degree in 18 months or less by attending class full-time through weekend and online classes.


Tarrant County College District provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.

Carlos Rovelo
Tarrant County College
Cell: 214-505-6549