We may just be sinking into winter, but we already have reasons to look forward to spring. Come May, Frida stans will have an inviting place to soak up sunshine and inspiration: a recreation of Frida Kahlo’s garden and studio at the Botanical Garden’s Enid A Haupt Conservatory. The replica, modeled after La Casa Azul where Kahlo lived her entire life, will recreate the iconic blue of her courtyard walls, and will use flowers and plants native to Mexico, which were so often found in her work. There also will be a scale version of a pyramid that Diego Rivera created at Casa Azul to display pre-Columbian art he had collected.
The exhibition, curated by Mexican art specialist Adriana Zavala, launches on May 16th, and “will celebrate the energy and sophistication of Mexican culture.”
We’re anticipating it’s going to look like Coachella up in there, with plenty of the boho, the flower-crowned, and the bushy-browed.