Friday, July 6, 2007

Anybody Wanna Go to Mexico City?

Today is the 100-year anniversary of the birth of my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo.

I have wanted to visit the Casa Azul, Kahlo's family home in Mexico City, since I first discovered her tormented paintings at an exhibition held at SMU way back in my year spent as an art major at UNT (1989). Now I have an even bigger reason to do that since 22,105 documents, 5,387 photos, 179 pieces of clothing, and more than 6,000 magazines and books found in the house a few years ago are now on display there. Also, through the end of August, the Museo de Palacio de Bellas Artes is holding one of the most extensive exhibitions of her art as part of the commemoration.

Put me on the next flight to Mexico City. Wait...can I borrow $300?


  1. If you don't know my friend Julie, you should!

  2. Wow...thanks! I love what she's done with her cafepress store.

  3. The driving force behind our league is named Frida Killo. For our first bout, she even painted on the eyebrows!