Exhibit To Showcase Frida & Nature

The cobalt blue walls of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden will be re-created in the Bronx this spring as part of an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden focusing on the artist’s engagement with nature. Visitors to the show, Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, will be “transported to Casa Azul, the artist’s home in Coyoacán,” says Todd Forrest, the vice-president for horticultural and living collections at the Botanical Gardens. There will be lava rock paths lined with plants native to Mexico; a re-creation of the artist’s studio, which overlooked the garden; and a scaled version of a pyramid Kahlo and her muralist husband Diego Rivera created to display pre-Columbian art. It will be the first exhibition dedicated to Kahlo to take place in New York in more than 10 years and aims to offer a different perspective on an artist best known for her unflinching self-portraits.

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