- Artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived and worked from 1934 to 1940 in this San Ángel compound, which preserves Rivera's studio as if he just went out for a few minutes, brushes and paint ready to be used, with pre-Hispanic ceramics lining shelves and giant papier-mâché puppets reaching to the ceiling. The complex is a masterpiece of Modernist architecture, designed by their friend, Juan O'Gorman, the genius behind UNAM's library and its iconic stone mosaics. The two dwellings Diego and Frida inhabited say something about their stormy relationship: the houses are bridged, but separate. Imagine poor, sick Frida, climbing all those stairs just to see her husband! The tiny rooms in Frida's house are used for temporary exhibits about the artists' fascinating lives. It is a fifteen-minute walk from the Casa Estudio Diego Rivera to the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo del Carmen, and Museo Casa del Risco.
How to Get There: Métro: Line 7, Barranca del Muerto station. Metrobús Insurgentes: Altavista Station, then walk 15 minutes up Av. Altavista
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Admission: MX$10/US$1. Free on Sunday
Payment: Cash Parking: Street parking
Services: Restrooms, publications, videos, workshops, temporary exhibitions
Additional information: additional MX$30/US$3 for taking photographs
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