MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO

THE BLUE HOUSE

“Painted in blue, inside out, it seems to host a bit of sky. It is the typical house of small-town tranquility where good food and sleep give one enough energy to live without major problems and die peacefully…”.
Carlos Pellicer

La Casa Azul is the Intimate Universe of Frida Kahlo. In this beautiful residence, the artist lived most of her life; initially with her family and years later, with Diego Rivera. Likewise, interesting Mexican and foreign visitors stayed in this place, attracted by the captivating couple of artists.

Frida wanted to leave her home as a museum, to be enjoyed by her beloved Mexico. For this reason, after her death, Diego organized here, the Frida Kahlo Museum.

The museography was the task of the museographer, teacher and great poet Carlos Pellicer, a very close friend of the couple. The Museum’s administration was entrusted to the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust at the Bank of Mexico, established by Rivera himself in 1957.

Since the Museum’s inauguration in July 1958, the Blue House exhibits the ambience that inspired Frida for her creation, as well as her personal belongings. Along with paintings by both artists, are displayed remarkable popular art pieces, pre-Columbian sculptures, photographs, documents, books and furniture. The beautiful garden is an essential part of the Blue House and it gives you access the exhibition of Frida’s Dresses.

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Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archive, Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust