Frida Kahlo Museum
The Frida Kahlo Museum is a must-see destination for anyone with an interest in Mexican Art. Located in the Coyoacan neighborhood in her former home, the Museo Frida Kahlo features a great variety of work by the surrealist painter. Housed in the building where Frida lived with her husband, painter Diego Rivera, until her death in 1954, the Frida Kahlo gallery not only displays her work, but is a realistic portrayal of affluent bohemian life during this period in Mexican history. The colonial-style house is also called the Casa Azul. Located behind high blue wall, the collection features paintings and also the spaces where guests were entertained. From Leon Trotsky to George Gershwin, the Casa Azul Frida Kahlo had many famous historical figures passing through its doors.
Today, the Frida Kahlo museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is inexpensive and grants entry to see Frida’s paintings, her jewelry, her diary, and paintings by other artists that she admired including Rivera, Paul Klee, Jose Maria Velasco, and Marcel Duchamp. The Museo Frida Kahlo has seen a significant increase in tourist traffic since the Mexican artist gained a cult following in recent years, especially after the success of a biographical film about her that starred Salma Hayek. Other attractions include the nearby Leon Trotsky museum, or if you’d like to see more work by Kahlo, the Dolores Olmedo Museum has an impressive collection. Casa Azul Frida Kahlo is a thrilling attraction for anyone who wants a glimpse into the life of the artist beyond their paintings.