Departs Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat - 10:30 am; Wed - 11:30 am
Duration 3 hours
What to expect:
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera helped to define Mexican modernism while engaged in a tumultuous romance. On this Frida Kahlo Tour we'll get a glimpse into the life and times of Mexico's most enthralling and groundbreaking Mexican artists.
Our visit will take us to the Frida Kahlo Museum, or Casa Azul, where many of her self-portraits were created. We will get a sense of how she once lived and worked in this eclectic space. We'll engage directly with her history as we surround ourselves by her artwork, her clothing, her photos, and even the prosthetics, casts, and corsets she wore as a result of childhood polio and a horrifying train accident in 1925.
Then we'll pop to Leon Trotsky's house, who influenced both Rivera and Kahlo's life in different ways. Here, we will discuss how during from the 1920-40s the Mexican elite were heavily influenced by communism, and the part Trotsky played in this. Stepping in the former communist abode, we will learn more about the unique Trostky lived for his short stay in Mexico.
What's not included:
- Entrance fee to the museum
- Guided tour led by expert in art
- Transportation from and to our meeting place