Today marks the 107th anniversary of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s birthday. She was born in Mexico City on July 6, 1907. I’ve written many times about Frida Kahlo, visited the Museo Frida Kahlo—also known as La Casa Azul—in Mexico City, and admired Frida’s work in books, museums around the world and online. To say I am a fan of Frida Kahlo is probably an understatement. I try to visit La Casa Azul each time I visit Mexico City and explore the streets of Coyoacán, where she once walked too.
On one of my recent visits, my father-in-law took a photo of me in front of La Casa Azul, which I’ve printed and framed to have a little piece of Frida at home. If you’ve never been to the museum, you can take a virtual visit online of the Museo Frida Kahlo.
In honor of Frida’s birthday, and to share more about her on a regular basis, I’ve shared some of my favorite things about Frida on a Pinterest board where you can find some of her best quotes, photos of her home, printable activities to do with your kids, and more every day of the year.
Don’t forget to also check out these posts about Frida Kahlo on The Other Side of The Tortilla:
- My visit to La Casa Azul, Museo Frida Kahlo, in Mexico City
- 10 things to love about the Museo Dolores Olmedo (Hint: No. 1 is that it has the largest collection of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera paintings under one roof)
- Recipe for guayabas en sancocho from the cookbook memoir, “Las Fiestas de Frida y Diego: Recuerdos y Recetas”
- My favorite Frida Kahlo quote from her personal journal
- A watercolor image of Frida Kahlo’s kitchen in my tribute to Waterlogue Mexico City