Presenting Sponsor

METLIFE FOUNDATION


MetLife Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MetLife Inc., has supported arts and cultural activities since its inception in 1976 and continues MetLife’s long tradition of corporate citizenship dating back to our founding in 1868. To date, the Foundation has invested over $640 million to build and strengthen local communities across the globe and recently committed $200 million over the next five years to advance financial inclusion. The Foundation is committed to increasing access to the arts and promoting greater understanding among different cultures through the arts. MetLife Foundation is pleased to partner with The New York Botanical Garden on the FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life exhibition, which will bring the artistry of one of our foremost artists and the beauty of Mexico’s natural world to new and diverse audiences.





Mobile Media Supported By


BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES


The New York Botanical Garden is a grantee of Bloomberg Connects, a global commitment that provides funding for the development of technology to increase access to cultural institutions. Beginning with support for traditional audio guides in 1999, Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped cultural institutions stay current with the latest trends in technology and revolutionize the visitor experience. As part of this program, The New York Botanical Garden is creating customized mobile experiences for visitors on-site and off to engage with its annual blockbuster summer exhibitions. For FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, visitors will be encouraged to explore Kahlo’s home, the Casa Azul, through images, audio content and videos, and to learn about the plant life depicted in her paintings. Inspired by Kahlo’s self-portraits, visitors will have the ability to transform their selfies into artworks, which will be compiled online, displayed at the Garden, and shared on social media.








Sponsor of Spotlight on Agave: A Tequila Story


JOSE CUERVO® RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA® EXTRA AÑEJO TEQUILA


Originally only offered to close friends and family, Reserva de la Familia is made from the Cuervo Family estate’s 7–8 year-old, hand-picked Agaves. Only the flavorful inner portion of the agave is used, stripping out all the bitter notes, to make the tequila ultra-smooth. The tequila is then aged for a minimum of three years in few French and American oak barrels. The result is the smoothest Extra Añejo (Ultra Aged) tequila that the Family is proud to offer in very select quantities today.


Started in 1995, Reserva de la Familia was launched to the public to celebrate the Family’s 200th Anniversary of its distillery in Tequila, Mexico. Every year the Cuervo family commissions a renowned Mexican artist to design a new collectible box. Jose Cuervo® is proud to sponsor the Frida Kahlo 2015 exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden in order to build upon this long-continued celebration of outstanding Mexican artistry and heritage.







Sponsor of Frida al Fresco




MODELO ESPECIAL


Modelo Especial is the Preferred Beer of NYBG during FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. A full flavored Mexican Lager, it consistently delivers a crisp, clean taste that has stood the test of time for 90 years. It is the #2 selling imported beer in the US with nearly 60 million cases in annual sales and growing…15 million cases in the past two years alone. In fact, Modelo Especial has 20 straight years of double digit growth earning it the 2012 Market Watch “Beer Brand” of the year. Enjoy a complimentary Modelo Especial during Frida al Fresco night events beginning May 16 through November 1 at the Garden’s Cantina.








Sponsor of Frida's and Diego's Mexico City
in the Ross Gallery


MEXICO TOURISM BOARD


The Mexico Tourism Board is the organization entrusted to coordinate, design, and develop the national and international strategies for tourism promotion for Mexico. Furthermore, the Mexico Tourism Board is also charged with promoting the numerous incredible destinations and activities that Mexico has to offer, as well as Mexico’s many natural and cultural locales.


Frida Kahlo is an icon that represents Mexican art, culture, and tradition. The Mexico Tourism Board promotes the internationally recognized work and cultural presence of Kahlo as they are emblematic of national pride and tradition. Tourists from all over the world are attracted to popular destinations such as the Casa Azul and exhibitions showcased throughout Mexico City to learn more about her fascinating life and passion for her country.








Exhibition Sponsor


AZTECA AMERICA


Azteca America is a proud sponsor of FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, an exhibition that shares Mexico's rich heritage and flora through the life and work of one of its most celebrated cultural icons. Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers in the U.S. by creating unique, passionate, and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican television broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language content in the world, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience.








Sponsor of the Art Gallery


CAROLINA HERRERA


“Frida Kahlo has been a source of inspiration for me; her vibrant use of color, sense of proportion and her whimsical style all her own. It is fantastic to welcome her exquisite paintings to the Botanical Garden.” – Carolina Herrera


The iconic artist’s bright use of colors, floral motifs, and depiction of the woman’s form has inspired Carolina Herrera in her design aesthetic and the effortlessly elegant style synonymous with the House. Carolina Herrera recently presented a runway show in Mexico City at the historic landmark building, Universidad Claustro de Sor Juana. The show in Mexico City energized The House’s appreciation for the city that also served as the inspiration and home for Kahlo. Through supporting this milestone exhibition, Carolina Herrera continues her celebration of the beloved artist’s creative legacy and the country that ignited her inspiration.


Carolina Herrera is an international fashion house recognized for timeless elegance and refinement. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the eponymous label produces numerous collections consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as bridal and fragrances available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution, including 126 CH Carolina Herrera and 3 Carolina Herrera New York retail locations. The collections reflect an effortless sophistication inherent in the iconic style of founder Carolina Herrera. Follow Facebook and @houseofherrera on Instagram for the latest news from inside the House.








Sponsor of Frida's Flora and Fauna


UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.


"We are delighted to be a supporter of the Frida Kahlo exhibition and commend The New York Botanical Garden for providing the community access to Kahlo’s work, which so powerfully exemplifies the contributions of Hispanics to the arts,” said Roberto Llamas, executive vice president, Univision Communications Inc. “We look forward to working with the Garden to publicize the exhibition and particularly to encourage students to visit and benefit from the educational value of its artistic and cultural richness.”


Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is a top-tier multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 61 television stations; 67 radio stations; an array of online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Reaching more than 35 million viewers via its TV networks and more than 16 million across its audio platforms, the Company is focused on delivering a Univision branded experience everywhere its audience is. UCI is a mission-driven Company, 100% focused on informing, entertaining, empowering, and advocating on behalf of Hispanic America. That is why last year the Company launched Univision Contigo, an empowerment platform that delivers community-based programs and commercial products to help the Hispanic community. For more information, please visit Univision.net


Univision Contigo
Univision Contigo builds on UCI’s more than 50 years of service and engagement with the Hispanic community. The comprehensive initiative, created in conjunction with some of the country’s leading experts, organizations, and foundations, strategically focuses on the areas of most importance for the Hispanic community and then provides access to a range of valuable resources and tools that will enable Latino families to set real-life goals, and immediately take the necessary steps to put those plans into action. Univision Contigo focuses on four pillars: Education, Health, Prosperity, and Civic Participation. For more information, please visit univision.com/prosperidad or UnivisionContigo.com








Exhibition Sponsor


AEROMEXICO


Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, is proud to partner with The New York Botanical Garden to help bring the treasures of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to New York City by providing air transportation for the art couriers, artisans, and curators of the exhibition. Currently, Aeromexico operates from New York four daily flights to Mexico City and one daily flight to Cancun and Monterrey, and also offers connectivity to 16 major destinations in Latin America.








Exhibition Sponsor


Prestige Paints


Prestige, a premier manufacturer of architectural paint, is thrilled to partner with The New York Botanical Garden on an exclusive collection of interior and exterior paint inspired by NYBG’s stunning 250-acre urban oasis. These curated paint collections bring the Garden’s beauty to homes across the country with a diverse palette of on-trend colors. In support of The New York Botanical Garden’s special exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, Prestige masterfully created “NYBG Casa Azul” to evoke and celebrate the iconic color of the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City. The limited-edition NYBG Casa Azul color along with the entire NYBG paint collection are available on Amazon.com.








Exhibition Sponsor


PINEDA COVALIN


Pineda Covalin, the Luxury Mexican lifestyle brand, is proud to announce their sponsorship at FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. As a brand committed to the promotion of the art and culture in all expressions, Pineda Covalin is honored to collaborate with and support The New York Botanical Garden in this important project related with one of the most important Mexican artists. This project is the reflection of the empowerment, freedom, and love of Mexican culture and traditions promoted by Frida Kahlo’s lifestyle.








Exhibition Sponsor


CLUB MED


Club Med is delighted to take part in FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, showcasing artwork by Mexico’s renowned artist and celebrating the country’s rich cultural heritage. We appreciate the strong focus on Kahlo’s relationship with nature represented by both the exhibition’s location in the spectacular New York Botanical Garden and the selected art pieces themselves.


Club Med has long since felt a strong tie to Mexican culture as it was the first resort on the Cancun strip before it was the popular destination it is now. Due to the early discovery of this destination, Club Med Cancun Yucatan boasts Cancun’s only beach with a coral reef for snorkeling and a privileged location at the end of the peninsula, and it has also recently undergone a significant renovation including the addition of 60 two-bedroom rooms to welcome more families to this stunning destination. Club Med’s second Mexican resort is in Ixtapa nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and has been named the Best Hotel for Families in Mexico by TripAdvisor 2014. We wish for families to experience Mexican culture through art, as well as by visiting this special country, and look forward to sending the winners to one of our Mexican resorts.







IMLS


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. Through its grant making, policy development, and research activities it inspires museums and libraries to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Funding from the IMLS supports the implementation and evaluation of interpretation and public and children’s educational programming during FRIDA KAHLO.







NEH


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs at cultural institutions in the United States. The NEH promotes excellent in the humanities by supporting high-quality historical and cultural research, education, preservation, and public programs for audiences across the nation. Support from the NEH is funding FRIDA KAHLO’s major humanities components, including an Interpretive Specialist to develop bilingual (English/Spanish) interpretation.







NEA


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the federal government that offers funding for projects that advance the arts. Since its founding in 1965, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefits of individuals and communities. Funds from the NEA will support the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery exhibition and accompanying book during FRIDA KAHLO.







NYSCA


The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding New York’s rich and diverse artistic and cultural resources. NYSCA funds and supports projects that advance the artistic field in New York and contribute to the quality of life in New York communities. NYSCA funds have supported original scholastic research, planning, and implementation of FRIDA KAHLO.