We have arranged a Frida Pilgrimage for you with unparalleled
access to her places of inspiration, as well as many of her paintings
available for viewing in the City & surrounding
areas. Our experience starts in a town north of Mexico City, Guanajuato,
where there is a Mummy Museum. This is essential to understanding
that Frida's obsession with Death and Skeletal images derived from
her Culture rather than any desire to be part of the Surrealist movement.
For the remainder of the trip we are based in Mexico City, so that
we may walk in her footsteps and immerse ourselves in many of the
Cultural influences she expressed in her Art. We stay in her hometown
of Coyoacan, where we see the home where she was born in 1910. The
walls are still painted the vivid cornflower-blue color she favored,
and many rooms remain in their original state. In the studio upstairs,
her wheelchair sits next to the easel with a partially completed painting
surrounded by paintbrushes, palettes, books & photos.
with which she is so identified, flows out of the rich vein of her
Mexican heritage, and we seek these out for your own direct experience:
The Flower Markets / Ancient Pyramids / Monkeys / Skeleton Icons
/ Pre-Columbian Pottery & Textiles /
Magnificent Cathedrals / & Fabulous food.
includes: Ballet Folklorica. You are always accompanied, both in
the hotel, during all meals, excursions and evenings out, by your
bilingual, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide for a unique & memorable experience.
For a 1st hand account of this trip, please contact an alumnae from
2004, and 2007.
See pictures from a previous class