The New York Botanical Garden excitedly announces its new major exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden, opening May 16 and running through November 1, 2015. It will be the first to re-imagine Frida Kahlo’s garden and art studio at her lifelong home, the Casa Azul, outside Mexico City. How fitting that this will be the first solo project of Frida Kahlo’s to be on display in New York City in 25 years. This beautiful exhibition is a must-see recommendation from our fashion concierge.
The focus of the exhibition is on Kahlo’s love and appreciation for nature and her interest in botanical imagery. Among the 200 paintings and drawings on display, 14 of Kahlo’s original pieces are of a rare, organic variety. Kahlo’s interest in plants, flowers, and nature are depicted in the majority of her work spanning the length of her career, however, they became an important part of her work during the later years of her life.
The exhibition will take the visitor through Frida Kahlo’s garden of vibrant blue walls and lava rock paths lined with authentic Mexican flowers and plants. They will pass a display pyramid of pre-Columbian artifacts collected by Kahlo’s husband, famed muralist Diego Rivera, and walk into Galleries filled with Kahlo’s much loved paintings and drawings.
This exhibition follows a similar project The New York Botanical Garden executed in 2012 of Claude Monet’s re-imagined Giverny Gardens. The exhibition was a huge success and the Garden’s believe Frida Kahlo’s exhibition will be just as popular and appreciated, much like the artist herself.