The exhibit titled, “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life,” was designed by Scott Pask, an award-winning stage designer, who graduated from the University of Arizona.
The original exhibit comes from the New York Botanical Garden, where last year, it brought in more than 500,000 visitors.
The exhibit is modeled after La Casa Azul, Kahlo’s blue house in Mexico City, which today serves as a popular tourist attraction.
Michelle Conklin, Tucson Botanical Gardens executive director, said it showcases the life story of a woman who demonstrated a fondness for nature in an artistic way.
“Her artwork in itself really displays the emotions that she felt, and I think very relatable to a lot of people in so many different ways and the way she used art and nature to inspire. Her artwork is really what this exhibit celebrates.”
Conklin said the Tucson Botanical Gardens was the only institution chosen to display the Frida Kahlo exhibition.
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