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Frida Kahlo Oasis | San Antonio Botanical Garden
May 8 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Frida Kahlo Oasis
at San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden has embarked on a journey to recreate a one-of-a-kind stylized version of Frida Kahlo’s iconic blue home, Casa Azul, and the lush green sanctuary that profoundly influenced her timeless art. The Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibition will bring to life Kahlo’s deep connection with Mexican native vegetation and the natural world. The exhibition has been customized for the Botanical Garden. Visitors will be transported through a unique environment of shades, scents, sounds, and sights.
Casa Azul’s garden will occupy a 2,100 square foot space nestled in the heart of the Botanical Garden, protected by giant oak trees, and overflowing with Mexican native plants, and a mixture of tropical foliage and desert plants, including elephant ears, bougainvillea, agave, and marigolds. Explore the famous landmarks of Kahlo’s garden at Casa Azul such as the pyramid that displayed Diego Rivera’s pre-Hispanic collection, the frog-themed fountain, and Kahlo’s desk and easel. The exhibition will also feature six monumental animals – a dog, monkey, deer, butterfly, parrot, and hummingbird – which often appear in Kahlo’s artworks, as a testimonial to her passion for Mexican Arte Popular.