nybg

just opened:

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY

first solo presentation of Kahlo’s work in New York City in more than 25 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Kahlo’s intense interest in the botanical world. Featuring more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.

pictured: Frida Kahlo. Self-Portrait with Monkeys. 1943.

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Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them @ NY Botanical Garden

This Garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America’s most influential women in landscape architecture and design as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden in the Haupt Conservatory—an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine—and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture.

Went this weekend and it is worth checking out.  

Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden (exhibit above, photos via NYBG) was designed by Beatrix Farrand, a well known landscape architect and the niece of novelist Edith Wharton.

Experience the magic of Frida Kahlo’s famed Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden​ with FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, on view through November 1, 2015.

[An homage to the stepped pyramid that serves as the centerpiece of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s garden at the Casa Azul (Blue House) in Mexico City, this highlight of the Haupt Conservatory display features native Mexican plants like those kept by the artist herself. Photo © Robert Benson Photography]