After many months of anticipation, finally an excursion was arranged to the Bronx to see the “Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden, Life” exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden. After my initial disappointment that the number of her original works was limited to 14, I have to say that the quality of the entire exhibit was an incredible compensation. The exhibit was a beautiful example of her interest in the botanical and how she incorporated it into her work. The gorgeous botanical gardens and the recreation of her world in her time was worth the trip. The sheer number of botanical specimens was impressive. These well-cared for and artistically arranged areas were enchanting.
Casa Azul was my favorite aspect of the exhibit, with its colorfully created stucco vignettes and indiginous plantings of Mexico.
We also enjoyed delicious fresh tacos at the stand that was amidst an outdoor market.
The Library and gift shop were well stocked with a large variety of publications related to the exhibit. The catalog for this exhibit, “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” is exquisite and there are plates for each of her works included in the exhibit.
An All-Garden Pass Includes: the current exhibition, including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden, Tram Tour, Garden Grounds, Art Gallery, Arthur & Janet Ross Gallery, and Britton Science Rotunda and Gallery, 50-Acre Forest Trail, Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, and the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.
The exhibit runs until November 1st, 2015. Plan your visit with their detailed and informative website. Don’t miss this!
Photo credits: Pamala Crabb