This was home to the enigmatic painter Frida Kahlo (often called "the paintbrush of angst") where she occasionally lived with ... More
Frida Kahlo Museum
This was home to the enigmatic painter Frida Kahlo (often called "the paintbrush of angst") where she occasionally lived with her husband Diego Rivera. Personal objects such as jewelry, unfinished canvases propped on easels, her typical tehuana ornate dresses, paper mache and pre-Hispanic objects, as well as her wheelchair, are on display in the studio where she painted. Works by Mexican painters such as Jose María Velasco, Claussel and Orozco among others, are exhibited alongside some of Frida's own paintings. No photography is allowed.
I am on a mission to learn everything and anything about my Mexican culture since I am a very proud Mexican. I came here on the metro and it was quite a walk. I heard you can get a map from the main square but I didnt see any tourist area there. There were too many people when I came in to truly enyoy it I tried to read her letters but I kept being pushed by bigger people. The rooms and yard are quite enjoyable as well as her paintings. There is a cafeteria and a gift shop, but the cafeteria was only serving drinks when I got there. It is about 5 blocks up from the market. I grew up in Cd Juarez and in my travels to visit several Mexican cities, I have found out that they are all basically the same..! But you will probably want to visit there..if you are new to Mexico!
The whole expirince was very fun and insightfull. I dont know much of art but going to the museum opened my eyes to the life of a well known artist. Her life was at every room of that house, and in "el jardin". Enjoyed how you could walk into each room. loved everything from the dinning and kitchen to her bedroom and work area. I would go again, and i do plan on going. the price is very cheap. you can even go to the gift shop it has alot to choose from to remember your visit. I really recommend it to anyone and everyone. its really was something special.
It's called the Blue house and Frida lived there as well as in another house with Diego Rivera. It'll take about an hour or so to see everything. The most interresting thing (in my opinion) was the collection of her letters. If you are really interrested in her and her life, the traveling exhibition is much better. I saw it in Monterrey and it was excellent. Find out where it is and see it if you can. The house has no food and is pretty small. You can sit in the garden for a while after you see everything. Another nearby attraction is the house of L. Trotsky who was a friend of Frida and Diego's. It's got some interresting (and morbid) history. It's about 3 or 4 blocks away.
Both are located in Coyoacan (south central mexico city) and you might want to check out the centro area. Don't go now (5/08) because it's all under construction but check to see if that's all finished when you are here. You should be able to do both houses, and the centro area, have dinner and an ice cream and all in one day.
Frida's house isn't a must-see but you can walk between them and together with the rest, you'll have a typical tourist day
Awesome place! But the gift shop was closed for inventory. They should do that during after hours. But the art and history was unforgettable.
It was located in a quiet neighborhood.It is a nice change from the bustle and hustle of Mexico City.
We went to Mexico City to see the 100 years of Frida at the Belles Artes Museum. We took a day out to go to beautiful and charming Coyacan. After seeing Dolores Olmedo's home and gardens, we visited Frida's casa. The space is warm and inviting. The exhibition was very well installed and the house is as if she just left. The colorful walls and garden lent for wonderful photographs. Highly recommeded for any Frida and Diego fans. Visit both for an well rounded day!
I had been told by many people that it felt like she had just left the room. I did not get that feeling at all. I had read that clothes were found anew and had been refurbished but I saw no clothes. I believe these things would have given a more personal experience with Frida, herself, in a sense. There was no bathroom shown, the livingroom was taken up with her easel and paints but did not give an idea of how life was in those days and life for her.
We try to go once a year to Cuernavaca (45 minutes away from Mexico City) and since my daughter Ixia (8 yrs. old) loves everything about Frida Khalo we promised her to stop by the Casa Azul. She got excited but dissapointed because she wasn't able to touch anything. We explained her why she couldn't touch and she understood and wants to go againg next time we go to Mexico. It is a great place when you like art and enjoy the feeling of going back in time.
Totally cool! During a business trip to Hotel Nikko Mexico City, I was lucky enough to visit El Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan, which is about a 30 minute taxi ride from the busy bustling city life.
The museum is a U-shaped blue house with a courtyard full of Meso-American sculptures, skull shrines, and flowers. Giant paper mache puppets greet you at the entrance. Original artworks line the walls inside the Blue House. Large windows adorn the studio space where Frida smoked and painted and lived. Awesome experience.
I loved this place!!! I just went there about a week ago and it was amazing. Frida's artwork was very beautiful and enigmatic. Her jewelry and clothing was outrageous and beautiful and all her pre-hispanic objects were interesting. I would definitley recommend anyone of any age to go there.
Interesting to see where and how she lived. The museum (house) was a bit crowded initially and the staff seemed to congregate near the entrance and ignore the flow of visitors. Although they were very clear about "no cameras" at the entrance, there were SEVERAL people taking photographs (even right in front of the staff). All-in-all a worthwhile trip while in Mexico City. Within walking distance of the Metro ("Coyote" Coyhutec exit). Situated in a very pretty residental section of Mexico City.
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