/ Modified oct 7, 2016 2:37 p.m.

Artist Frida Kahlo's Garden to Bloom in Tucson

Tucson Botanical Gardens won right to exhibit's second U.S. showing, replicating her Mexico City flora.

030612_Frida_Kahlo_Photo_Exhibit_617x347 Artist Frida Kahlo.

LISTEN

Tucson will soon be able to learn more about the life of one of Mexico’s most widely celebrated artists and feminists.

Beyond her art, artist Frida Kahlo was known for her volatile marriage to Diego Rivera as well as her complicated lifestyle. Included in that lifestyle was a beautiful garden at her Mexico City home.

Now a replica of the garden is going on display at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Michelle Conklin, executive director of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, sees no small significance in bringing a piece of Kahlo to Tucson, “to our city, to Arizona, in a place where the flowers that you see in Frida’s paintings are the flowers and the plants in our garden."

The exhibit was created by the New York Botanical Garden, and Tucson won the right for the second U.S. showing.

Called Art-Garden and Life, the exhibit will premier in Tucson Monday and be on display through next May.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona