Looking for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Mexico City Art History Tour

Come to Mexico City for an art history tour to explore the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera through their art.

We will have a long weekend — 4 nights and 5 days, November 13-17, 2014  —  to learn about Diego Rivera‘s stunning Mexico City murals and visit Casa Azul where Diego and Frida Kahlo lived.  Through their eyes, you will better understand Mexico’s political and social history. Our guide is art historian Valeria Espitia who shares her passion for the Mexican Muralists and guides us through these spaces:

  • Palacio Nacional
  • Palacio Bellas Artes
  • Museo de Mural de Diego Rivera
  • Secretaria de Educacion Publica (SEP)
  • Casa Azul — the home of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
  • Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño

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Casa Azul  — Museo Frida Kahlo is a tribute to the life of both artists. Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño has the largest private collection of Frida and Diego paintings in the world. She was a benefactor and life-long personal friend of Rivera.

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Plus, we will shop for outstanding folk art, and eat at local markets, historic and fine contemporary and traditional restaurants!

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The trip includes:

  • 4 nights lodging at a highly rated, historic center hotel
  • 4 breakfasts
  • guided discussions by art historian Valeria Espitia, MFA, educated at UNAM and Southern Methodist University
  • visits to folk art galleries
  • introduction to Norma’s favorite restaurants (meals not included)
  • transportation to Casa Azul and Dolores Olmedo Museum

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Preliminary Itinerary

  • Thursday, November 13 — travel day, arrive and check into our hotel.  Join in for an optional group welcome dinner (arrive by 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 14 — guided visit to SEP, San Idlefonso, and the Abelardo Rodriguez market where Rivera’s students painted
  • Saturday, November 15 —  guided visit to Palacio Bellas Artes and Museo Mural de Diego Rivera, folk art shopping
  • Sunday, November 16 — guided visit to Casa Azul and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño
  • Monday, November 17 — depart

Be ready to WALK and then, walk some more!  Don’t forget to bring an extra suitcase to pack the treasures you pick up along the way.

Cost:  $595 per person double occupancy.  $795 per person single occupancy.

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What the trip doesn’t include:

  • lunches, dinners, snacks, alcoholic beverages
  • transportation to/from Mexico City
  • museum admission fees
  • mandatory international health/accident insurance
  • tips for hotels, meals and other services

Cost:  $595 per person double occupancy.  $795 per person single occupancy. Maximum: 8 people.

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Reservations and Cancellations

A 50% deposit will guarantee your spot.  The final payment for the balance is due by October 1, 2014.  Payment shall be made by PayPal.  We will be happy to send you an itemized invoice.

Please understand that we make lodging and other arrangements months in advance of the program.  Deposits or payments in full are often required by our hosts.  If cancellation is necessary, please tell us in writing by email.   After October 1, no refunds are possible.  However, we will make every possible effort to fill your reserved space or you may send a substitute.  If you cancel on or before October 1, we will refund 50% of your deposit.

Required–Travel Health/Accident Insurance:  We require that you carry international accident/health/emergency evacuation insurance.  Proof of insurance must be sent at least two weeks before departure.  If you do not wish to do this, we ask you email a PDF of a signed and witnessed waiver of liability, holding harmless Norma Hawthorne and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC.  Unforeseen circumstances happen!

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To register, email us at  normahawthorne@mac.com. We accept payment with PayPal only. Thank you.

This workshop is produced by Norma Hawthorne, Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC.  We reserve the right to adjust the itinerary and substitute leaders without notice.

 

3 Responses to Looking for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Mexico City Art History Tour

  1. Norma – do you have any idea when your next trip to Mexico City will be after your November trip?

  2. Shannon, I will love to see you in Oaxaca and Teotitlan. I don’t think Mexico City will be possible this time. We have a group of eight and everything is planned very tightly. Drinks in Oaxaca, for sure!

  3. Norma, one of my best friends (since age 12) and I will be in DF around the same time. Perhaps we can rendezvous for a drink. In the meantime… see you in Oaxaca and/or Teoti!

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