A Little Blue at the Frida Kahlo Museo


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by airynfaerie on October 5, 2009

In the southern end of Mexico City, in Coyoacan, is the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This was one of my top must-sees in Mexico as I've always been interested in both of them as artists. Actually walking through the gardens and home where they lived from 1929 to 1954 (the year of her death) is amazing.

After entering the house, you head into several rooms of original artwork, by Kahlo and Rivera, as well as other artists' pieces of their personal collection. Be sure to check out the case of hand-written personal letters to Diego Rivera from some of his famous friends, including Albert Einstein and musician John Cage.

Next the tour goes through the actual living area rooms of the house, such as bedrooms, kitchen, diningroom, and library. Seeing their artifacts lying around as they would have been when the couple was alive is quite interesting. The bed with the mirror above head where Frida painted while she was crippled is a must-see before heading back into the courtyard.

Meander among the gardens, watch documentary films in the courtyard every hour, and visit the gift shop or cafe while the blue walls and lush landscaping take you back to an earlier time.

This is a definite stop for artists and non-artists alike!

http://www.museofridakahlo.org/casaazulingles.html
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm
Entrance fee $55pesos
Cafe onsite, Guided Tours available, Gift Shop, Films shown in courtyard
Museo Frida Kahlo
Londres 247 (Colonia del Carmen, Coyoac√°n)
Mexico City, Mexico, 04400
+52 5 5545999

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