By Brooklyn Reader

May 18, 2015, 11:15 am


Frida Kahlo, New York Botanic Gardens, exhibit

Frida Kahlo in her garden

On Saturday, May 16, the exhibit “Frida Kahlo– Art, Garden, Life” opened at the New York Botanic Gardens.

Frida Kahlo in her garden

Frida Kahlo in her garden

This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.

Featuring a rare display of fourteen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.

Accompanying events invite visitors to learn about Kahlo’s life and enduring cultural influence through music, lectures, Frida al Fresco evenings, Mexican-inspired shopping and dining experiences, and hands-on art activities for kids.

As a complement to each visitor, the Botanic Gardens has made available a mobile guide to identify and track rare photos and footage, listen to expert commentary, and create your own Frida Selfie to share with friends.

The exhibit is on display until November 1, 2015

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