Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Frida Kahlo at the Bronx Botanical Gardens

A couple of weekends ago, I went with some pals to see a beautiful exhibit currently running at the Bronx Botanical Gardens, called Frida Kahlo- Art, Garden, Life.

The exhibit shows several Kahlo paintings and a floral exhibition inspired by her life and work. The art consisted of several paintings, maybe a dozen or so, including Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, as well as a collection of photos and sketches. We were not allowed to take pictures of the art, so you will just have to take my word that it was stunning. I don't think I'd ever seen her paintings in person before, so it was a treat.

The floral exhibition was housed in the Garden's Conservatory, and was absolutely a feast for the senses.

The Conservatory exhibit included flowers she would have grown, a model of her desk and even a replica of the cactus fence that she and Diego Rivera designed in one of their homes. And we went on a beautiful sunny day so it was just perfect. To top it off, the museum even had a Mexican food truck on the scene so visitors could enjoy a yummy taco or two as they wandered the grounds.

It was a beautiful day, and I got a membership to the Gardens with my New York City ID card, so I'll definitely be back for walks and hiking in the fall!

The exhibit runs through November and on certain evenings they have more food available on the grounds. Here's the website: New York Botanical Garden at www.nybg.org.

1 comment:

Becca Lostinbooks said...

This is now officially on my Bucket List! I've never even heard of it. I love Frida Kahlo.