Museo Dolores Olmedo - Mexicocity
Previously being called the Hacienda la Noria. Dolores Olmedo was a Mexican businesswoman philanthropist and musician whose husband was painter Diego Rivera
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Situated in the southern extreme of Mexico City in Xochimilco, Museo Dolores Olmedo comprises of the donated art collection of Dolores Olmedo. Housed in a stone structure, the museum dates back to the 16th century, previously being called the Hacienda la Noria. Dolores Olmedo was a Mexican businesswoman philanthropist and musician whose husband was painter Diego Rivera; she was also close friends with Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. After acquiring the rambling stone building, she converted it into a museum in 1994, which includes pieces by her late husband, Frida Kahlo and that of Angelina Beloff.
The collections within the museum include pre-Hispanic, colonial, modern, folk and contemporary art. The building contains over 150 paintings, 6,000 pre-Hispanic figurines and sculptures as well as livestock including geese and ducks that roam within the gardens. The works of Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff include woodcuts and book illustrations; these are included due to her connection with Diego Rivera during his early years of being a budding painter in Europe.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm