Friday, May 29, 2015
Frida Kahlo at the Bronx Botanical
Last Friday I had the opportunity to go to the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden and Life exhibit at the Bronx Botanical. It was a fabulous experience of beautiful plants native to Mexico and the southwestern US and bright colors. In the Main Building there were 14 paintings on display. To my surprise you could not photograph, paint or sketch the paintings. Although I was disappointed, it did allow me to just focus on the work. The conservatory centered the exhibit around her Casa Azul and a pyramid filled with cacti and brightly colored flowers.
Alongside the conservancy and along the ponds was the iconic Cactus Fence which were lined with Organ Cacti, Aloe and Agave plants. It was spectacular site, and I loved the greens against the blue, a theme carried throughout the exhibit.