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What:     Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
Where:  New York Botanical Garden
                   Bronx, New York
When:    Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time:      Board 8:15 Leave 8:30, Return 4:30
Cost:        $55.00 Madison, $60.00 non-resident
                   Cash or check only - no credit cards
Signup:  Begins Monday, Apr. 6 for Madison residents, Apr. 13 non-residents

  Our day at the New York Botanical Garden begins with a guided tour of this noteworthy exhibition of the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) which focuses on her home, her paintings and Mexico City. "Casa Azul" has been recreated with bold colors and textures used in the home she shared with artist Diego Rivera, and incorporates the native Mexican flora cultivated in her garden. The art gallery features paintings and works on paper in the first New York exhibit of Kahlo's works in 25 years, while the Frida and Diego Trail exhibits panels of sites in Mexico City where the work of both artists can be seen.
   At the conclusion of the 45-minute tour, participants are free to wander through the 250-acre national landmark. There will be ample time to wander through any of the 50 different gardens, have lunch on your own at the Pine Tree Cafe or the newly-redisigned Garden Cafe, and visit the museum/gift shop.
   Wear comfortable walking shoes and take advantage of the group's unlimited access to the tram as needed.   WT