Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Frida Kahlo at the Bronx Botanical Gardens
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 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.
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.