When Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon died in 1954, her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, sealed up her bedroom and studio, telling his executor it couldn't be opened until after his death. When he died three years later, the executor left the room closed. Rumor emerged that she and Kahlo had been rivals over a boy during their childhood and the executor was the loser in that rivalry, but her attempt to silence the limited public memory of Kahlo failed, with the artist's reputation taking off spectacularly in the '70s and '80s. The time-capsule rooms, filled with clothing and photos and other personal objects, weren't opened until after the executor's death, five decades... More >>>