Rare Frida Kahlo Exhibition Opens At The New York Botanical Gardens

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Frida Kahlo’s lifelong home in Mexico City, Casa Azul (translated to “blue house”), has been reimagined in a racy exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens. The display is the first of its kind in that it examines the iconic painter’s fascination with plants, bridging the gap between art history and horticulture.

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Considering Kahlo’s radical self-portraits and love affairs, it’s no surprise that the exhibition is laden with symbols of Kahlo’s sexual identity and antagonistic politics.

This show—a must-see for cult followers and the uninitiated alike—runs through Nov. 1, 2015. For more information and ticket purchase, visit NYBG.org.

Photo Credit: Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940 Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin