On Location: Artist Homes – Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico City
Located in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City, Casa Azul (the Blue House) is the birthplace of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is also the home where she grew up and spent many years with her husband Diego Rivera, and eventually died. The home is now a museum containing artworks from both artists as well as many personal items and memorabilia as well as Mexican folk art.
One would say the home is as colorful as it’s inhabitants were. Frida led a somewhat tragic life with a horrible accident as a young woman that left her with a lifetime of pain, yet she continued to fill the world with color and inspiration paving the way for female artists everywhere. She had a tumultuous relationship with Diego but after his death he donated the house to be a museum to honor his wife’s life and work.
Her home and museum are a must-visit for anyone traveling to Mexico City to take a peek into one of the world’s most famous female artist’s world.
Historic Photos of Frida Growing Up and as an Adult at Casa Azul