A visit to Frida Kahlo’s house: Casa Azul

A few weeks back, David’s cousins and I visited the Museo Frida Kahlo, known as the Casa Azul, in Coyoacán, one of my favorite parts of the city. I was impressed by how much of the house visitors are allowed to explore and get right up close to, like Frida’s studio. (Sadly, as I was too cheap to pay for a photo pass, I only have pictures of the courtyard and exterior.) We also got to check out a fabulous exhibit on her clothing– the long, colorful dresses she’s famous for, which she started wearing because she had uneven legs, having contracted polio as a child.

Frida and her husband, Diego Rivera, the famous muralist, shared this home– more of a compound, really– from the late ’20s through the mid-’50s, until Frida’s death. Their saga is interesting and tempestuous and weird and full of interesting characters like Leon Trotsky and Georgia O’Keeffe.


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