A museum conceived by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to host over 50,000 pre-Columbian pieces of art.
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Since the thirties, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo harbored the idea of inheriting the people of Mexico two museums. The first, Anahuacalli, protects the more than 50,000 pre-Columbian pieces that the teacher collected throughout his life. The second – called La Casa Azul – where Frida Kahlo lived, houses works and objects of her universe. Above all, it retains much of the atmosphere in which she lived. In 1955, Rivera formed a trust with the Bank of Mexico to manage and monitor compliance with the provisions relating to the two museums. On the death of the artist, was Anahuacalli in construction. His daughter, Ruth Rivera, and architect Juan O’Gorman oversaw the completion of architectural museum, thanks to the generosity of Dolores Olmedo, it was completed in 1963 and opened in 1964.
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
$60; foreigners $80; concessions $15
Trujillo Soto Hilda
Museo 150, San Pablo Tepetlapa 04620, Coyoacán Mexico City, 06000 Mexico