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Frida Kahlo At Tucson Botanical Gardens

October 11, 2016 2 Comments

Casa Azul

Casa Azul

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Frida

Frida

We have a special exhibit on loan from the New York Botanical Garden this winter. A tribute to the home, garden, and life of the famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, works very well in Tucson, close to the Mexican border.  I visited yesterday for the first time.  The central display is a replica of a pyramid Frida had in her court yard for plants.  The vibrant blue color of the walls contrasts very well with the marigolds in place for Day of the Dead.  The exhibit includes a photography collection I did not see, an indoor collection detailing life in Mexico City during the lives of Diego and Frida, and the garden show.  There will be educational opportunities offered for those who want to learn more about her life and times.

I have been her fan for many years, as much for her politics as for her art.  I am happy to see her on tour.  I met a lady at the garden with her two teen daughters from Phoenix who was visiting to teach her daughters about her.  The girls were impressed with what they saw.  Frida lives on as a cult figure.  If you have a chance to see this very well curated exhibit I encourage you to do so.  I know I will be a frequent visitor during this show.

Frida in the garden

Frida in the garden

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