Mexico City for art lovers



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Alongside Berlin, New York and Paris, Mexico City is one of the world's top destinations for anyone interested in the arts. It's key geographical position makes it a perfect landing spot for Latin American artists wanting to break into North America and even launch their work into Europe. This itinerary takes you through some of the gallery (dealer and public) highlights of the city, some of the top restaurants and bars that will appeal to artistic sensibilities and a glimpse at one of the continent's best spot for art.

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Museo Franz Mayer

Location:

Avenida Hidalgo 45
Plaza Santa Veracruz
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 518 2266
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Day 1 - Mexico City


Best thing to do is get the Rivera and Fridas out of the way. On this first day you can see not just the work of this great couple, but also take a glimpse at their passionate, rich and at point tumultuous lives. Start with the Museo Dolores Olmedo early in the morning to get a country-hacienda feel while you watch Frida's paintings and Rivera's easel work. Follow it by either the Palacio Nacional or the Casa de Diego Rivera followed by a meal at La Guadalupana, where Frida and Diego used to eat, drink and be merry. You absolutely must check out the Blue House (Museo Frida Kahlo) for the most amazing look at how the couple lived, their friends and rich lifestyle. End the gallery circuit with a quick trip to the Estudio de Joaquin Clausell for a light hearted and fun art stop before a meal at the noisy and entertaining El Chisme in the art deco Parque Mexico in La Condesa.


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Casa de Diego Rivera (La)

Location:

Avenida México, 5843
Colonia La Noria
16030 Mexico City, Mexico


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Museo Dolores Olmedo

Location:

Avenida México 5843
La Noria, Xochimilco
16030 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 5 555 1016
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Museo Frida Kahlo

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Location:

Londres 247, between Calles Allende and Abasolo
Colonia del Carmen
04400 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 54 5999
fax: +52 56 58 5778
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Palacio Nacional

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Location:

Plaza de la Construction
Zócalo de la Ciudad de México
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 33 4700(Tourist Information)
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Estudio de Joaquín Clausell

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Location:

Pino Suárez, 30
Colonia Centro
06010 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 542 0083
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Chisme (El)

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Location:

Avenida México 111 1er piso
Colonia Condesa
06140 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5584 0032
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Guadalupana (La)

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Location:

Higuera, 14
Villa Coyoacán
04000 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5554 6253


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Hotel Condesa DF

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Location:

Avenida Veracruz, 102
Col. Condesa
6700 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5241 2600
fax: +52 (555) 241-2640
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Day 2 - Mexico City


Now it is time to see the broader scope of Mexican and Latinamerican art. Today you will get to see some of the best exponents of modern art not just from the continent but also with a few dashings of the European greats. Start with the Museo de Arte Moderno where you can see some of the most representative pieces from the continent and enjoy the morning sun in their sculpture garden. Go across the road and browse the Rufino Tamayo. Its changing exhibits are usually the creme de la creme of modern art here and worldwide. Go to Casa Lamm's architecturally stunning restaurant for a lunch break and a browse at the city's most complete art bookshop next door. Rush off to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Centro and breath in the stunning art deco interior and palazzo-like exterior.


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Museo Rufino Tamayo

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Location:

Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi
(Colonia Chapultepec Polanco)
11580 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5286 6519
fax: +52 55 5286 6519 x2249
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Museo de Arte Moderno

Location:

Gran Avenida
Bosque de Chapultepec
11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 553 6233
fax: +52 5 553 6211
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Restaurante Lamm

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Location:

Alvaro Obregon 99
Colonia Roma
06700 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5514 8501
fax: +52 55 5525 5141
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Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Location:

Avenida Juárez y Eje Lázaro Cárdenas
Centro Histórico
06050 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 5512 2593
fax: 5510 1388
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Modern Art Café

Location:

Boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho 1007 L-68A
Col. San Lucas Tepetlacalco dentro del Centro Comercial Mundo E
01090 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 5 366 9548


Day 3 - Mexico City


Today you can sample what is currently happening in the Mexican art world. The conceptualists, the avant garde, the video art and every single one of the boundary-pushing art forms that are currently shaping local culture. Start with The Jumex Collection (leave a long time for this as it is a long trip to and from the gallery as well as a massive collection). Come back into the city for a casual bite to eat surrounded by books, comfortable couches and, sometimes, a troubadour or two. Head over to the stunning Galeria OMR where you can enjoy Mexico's top up and coming contemporary artists in a stunning setting. Taxi to the Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares and make sure you go only to the floors that sound appealing to your particular taste (it is a massive place). Finish the night in the Travazares, one Mexico's most sophisticated and bohemian restaurants and jazz joint.


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Jumex Collection (The)

Location:

Km. 19.5 Carretera Mexico-Pachuca Ectapec Edo
55340 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5699 1961


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Foro El Pendulo

Location:

Nuevo León 115
Colonia Condesa
06140 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5286 9493
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Travazares Taberna

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Location:

127 Orizaba
Roma
06700 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5264 1421


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Galería OMR

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Location:

Plaza Río de Janeiro 54
Colonia Roma Sur
06700 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5511 1179 / +52 55 5207 1080
fax: +52 55 5533 4244
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Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares

Location:

Avenida Hidalgo, 289
Colonia El Carmen, Coyoacán
04100 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 533 4700
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