An upcoming exhibition at the Bronx Museum will be the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s deep appreciation for and fascination with the beauty of the natural world, as seen in the complex use of plant and animal imagery in her artwork. The unique exhibit will feature a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper.
Additionally, the adjacent Haupt Conservatory will recreate the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City. Passing through blue courtyard walls, visitors will stroll along lava-rock paths lined with a variety of important Mexican garden. A scale version of the artist’s pyramid — created to display pre-Hispanic art collected by her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera — will feature traditional terracotta pots containing desert plants found in her garden.
Friday: Art, Garden, Life, May 16 – November 1, 2015, New York Botanical Museum, Bronx, NYC