The exhibition “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” will be on view from November 4, 2019 through January 4, 2020.
This exhibit presents an intimate look at Frida Kahlo and the inspiration behind her world-renowned works of art. Explore iconic photographs of the artist Frida Kahlo (1907-54). Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. The garden at Casa Azul (or Blue House), Kahlo’s lifelong home in Coyoacán, Mexico City, was a creative refuge and a source of inspiration for the artist and her husband, Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The garden, which was filled with native plants, housed Kahlo and Rivera’s collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts and folk art displayed on a four-tiered pyramid inspired by the Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan.
This exhibition offers insights into the ways in which the garden at Casa Azul, the diversity of plant life in Mexico, and the rich cultural history of the country nourished the creativity of the world’s great artists.