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Best Places to See Frida Kahlo's Art

The legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo once said “I paint flowers so they will not die.” This quote embodies not only the style of her work, but it also proves that you need to see Kahlo’s living flowers in real life. That’s why we’ve put together the top seven places to physically experience Kahlo’s magnificent artwork, from Northern Netherlands to Mexico City.

EUROPE

Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, Netherlands

  • Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution
  • From 28 May to 26 Sep 2021

Perhaps one of the greatest romances in the art world, the love between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is truly one for the ages. Through different themes, the Cobra museum will showcase a number of Mexican ambiences to immerse visitors in the world of Frida and Diego. If you’re a sucker for romance, you can’t miss this one.

For more info, please visit: cobra-museum.nl

Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands

  • Viva la Frida! – Life and Art of Frida Kahlo
  • From 10 Oct 2021 to 27 Mar 2022

Drents museum has something perfect in store this spring for all of those who enjoyed Art Fix Episode 11: Eye to I — a major exhibition presenting the work of the most famous female artist of the 20th century: Frida Kahlo. From photographs to paintings flown all the way from Mexico City, you can’t miss the chance to experience this timeless artist’s pieces in Holland!

For more info, please visit: drentsmuseum.nl

UNITED STATES

Cleve Carney Museum of Art in Chicago

  • Frida Kahlo: Timeless
  • From 5 Jun to 6 Sep 2021

If you’re planning to go to Chicago this summer, be sure to add the Cleve Carney Museum of Art to your to-do list. It will not only feature 26 of Frida’s original works, but you’ll also learn all about her life and the circumstances that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of all time.

For more info, please visit: theccma.org

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas

  • Frida Kahlo: Five Works
  • From 7 Mar to Jun 20 2021

“Frida Kahlo: Five Works” features four paintings and a drawing on loan from a private collection, each acting as a medium to understand larger aspects of Kahlo’s artistic practice. 

For more info, please visit: dma.org

MoMA in New York

  • Permanent Collection

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is home to three of Kahlo’s self portraits. Among them is “Fulang-Chang and I”, depicting Kahlo with one of her pet monkeys, Fulang-Chang, whom she loved like it was her own child. This painting was given by Kahlo to her close friend Mary Schapiro Sklar. Along with the painting, she gave her a mirror to hang side-by-side so that Mary could always see herself next to Frida. 

For more info, please visit: moma.org

MEXICO

The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City

  • Permanent Collection

Have you come across Frida Kahlo’s iconic blue house on your Instagram feed? La Casa Azul is the best place to experience the life and art of Kahlo. This is where she lived most of her life; initially with her family and years later, with her love, Diego Rivera. The Blue House exhibits Frida’s personal belongings along with paintings, sculptures, photographs, her iconic dresses and more. If you want to have a glimpse of Kahlo’s intimate universe, pay a visit to this bright blue artistic gem tucked away in the heart of Mexico City. 

Click here for a virtual tour.

The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City

  • Permanent Collection

Museo de Arte Moderno is home to over 300 pieces of 20th century Mexican art. Amongst its collection of Frida Kahlo’s works, you’ll be able to find “The Two Fridas”, one of the artist’s most famous paintings. You’ll also find works by renowned Mexican artists, including David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and Oliverio Martínez. 

For more info, please visit: mam.inba.gob.mx

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