You Can Explore Frida Kahlo’s Blue House Through A Virtual Museum Tour
Frida Kahlo’s Blue House (Caza Azul) is a historic house museum that exhibits the life and works of the great Mexican artist. The museum is located in Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacan in Mexico City. It got its name for its cobalt-blue walls. The building was originally the family home of Kahlo which was later turned into a museum four years after her death. It has been a popular destination for art enthusiasts and fans of Kahlo, making it the most visited museum in Mexico City.
Frida Kahlo’s Blue House contains not only the illustrious collection of Kahlo’s artworks. Since the famous artist spent most of her time in the house, the museum also holds Frida’s memorabilia, photographs, and personal items. Furthermore, she and her husband Diego Rivera, who is also an artist, also lived in the house. So, you can also see artworks of Rivera displayed inside. Kahlo died in 1954 in a room on the second floor of the Casa Azul. Three years after her death, her husband donated the home. He left everything inside as they were in order to turn it into a museum. And in 1958, the house museum was established to honor the celebrated artist.
Now, you don’t have to fly to Mexico to visit Frida Kahlo’s Blue House because you can take a free virtual tour thru the museum’s website. The virtual tour starts in the outdoor courtyard adorned with lush greenery, rock statues, and a stepped pyramid containing pre-Hispanic pieces. Stepping inside the blue-walled structure, you will be greeted by a vibrant interior featuring white walls and yellow floor. The first five rooms serve as the art gallery showcasing a vast collection of Kahlo’s and Rivera’s paintings.
The fifth room connects to the dining room where exquisite sets of dinnerware are displayed. From the dining room, you can opt to proceed to Diego’s bedroom, go back to the courtyard, or ascend to the second floor thru the staircase. Beside the staircase is the kitchen filled with sophisticated potteries and wooden kitchen utensils. On the second floor, you will reach Kahlo’s studio where the artist made her renowned masterpieces. The art tools and supplies she used back then were perfectly preserved inside the studio. Even her wheelchair is there too.
Kahlo’s studio is connected to two bedrooms named Day Bedroom and Night Bedroom. The Day Bedroom leads to an outdoor garden that also feature a terrace. The immersive virtual tour allows you to explore and discover the life of Frida Kahlo from your seats. But if you really want to visit Frida Kahlo’s Blue House in person, you can buy your tickets here.