Art History

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From pre-Hispanic art to cutting edge contemporary art, Mexico’s artistic expressions reflect the tensions and juxtopositions of this country’s complex history and blend of cultures. In the 20th Century, Mexican Muralism, lead by Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco created public art that reflected Mexico’s post-revolutionary experience and desires.

The Artistic Heritage of Mexico

Expertly Crafted Programs designed to introduce travelers to Mexico’s Art History and Present Day Artistic Impulses. We gain access to Historians, Curators, Collectors, Educators, Gallery Owners and Museum Directors

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Program Highlights:

  • Studying the Muralist Movement and examining murals of Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros at the National Palace, Palace of Fine Arts, Chapingo and other buildings.
  • Learning why Frida Kahlo’s life and art remain relevant and compelling to this day. Visits include the Dolores Olmedo Mu- seum, “Casa Frida” Museum, Diego and Frida Studios and the Anahuacalli.
  • Understanding the Historical Context of Mexican Art from the Pre-Hispanic Era to Independ- ence, The “Porfiriato” Era, The Revolution, Rupture and Present Times.
  • Visiting Mexico City’s World Class Museums, such as the Na- tional Museum of Art (MUNAL), the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Museum of Contem- porary Art (MUAC) and the Franz Mayer Museum of Design and Decorative Arts.
  • Having the opportunity to see important private art collections and meet their collectors.
  • Access to Museum Curators, Ed- ucators, Docents, Directors and Private Viewings in Vaults.
  • Strolling the gentile streets of Colonia Roma on a “Gallery Crawl” to see Mexico’s cutting edge contemporary and installa- tion art for sale.

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