Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

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Museo 150, Coyoacán, Mexico City, 04620 | +52 55 5617 3797, Mexico
Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City
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Everyone enamored with the Diego Rivera-Frida Kahlo story tends to head to the Coyoacán neighborhood the couple called home to visit Casa Azul, the house where Kahlo was born, where the couple lived, and which is now a museum. Far fewer fans, however, make their way to Museo Anahuacallí, which is a shame. This museum, which houses more than 50,000 pre-Hispanic objects Rivera collected throughout his lifetime, is fascinating in its own right—and maybe even more so than Casa Azul. The building itself, finished in 1964, is constructed of volcanic rock and evokes Mexico's indigenous histories and cultures. Its construction—as much as the objects it holds—has a compelling history. Rivera consulted with famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright about the structure, and his friend, architect Juan O'Gorman, ensured that the building was completed after Rivera's death in 1957.

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