Frida Kahlo’s Garden: A Humanities Exhibition on Kahlo’s Connection to Plants and Nature

August 1st, 2014 - July 31st, 2016 | PROJECT

From May 16 through October 26, 2015, The New York Botanical Garden will present the first solo exhibition on Frida Kahlo to be mounted in New York City in more than 25 years. This institution-wide exhibition aims to uncover new motivations for Kahlo’s work by focusing attention on the importance of plants and nature in both her painting and her life. As one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, NYBG is uniquely qualified to present the first exhibition to focus on Kahlo’s engagement with nature, revealing her intense interest, aesthetic appreciation, and deep knowledge of the natural world, especially Mexico’s plant life.

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Susan Fraser, Principal Investigator, New York Botanical Garden


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: GI-50699-14
Funding Amount: 460000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits | Public Programs