After a week in Mexico City with eight wonderful participants who came along for our Looking for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Art History Study Tour, I came back to Oaxaca to immediately welcome four Australian women, all textile lovers. We have been all over town and out into the craft villages from sunrise to sunset, with more to go! Sunday, Tlacolula market. Monday, Guelaguetza.
I must confess I haven’t had a moment to process photos and report on the incredible pre-Guelaguetza activities that make Oaxaca a must-see destination this time of year. The streets are packed with parades, revelers, music, dance, textile vendors and food. Yesterday, after circling for over an hour in search of a parking spot (all lots filled, no empty street spaces), instead of sleeping over as I had planned, I gave up and returned to the Teotitlan del Valle casita I call home.
Okay, so here are photo highlights of our Mexico City adventure — a wonderful time was had by all! Next Art History Study Tour: August 7-11. Three spaces open! This is a great way to ease into discovering Mexico City.
Several of our travelers had been to other parts of Mexico many times but shied away from the big city. They discovered that Mexico City is vibrant, safe, rich in art, and has some of the world’s most amazing restaurants.
It was a really amazing experience for me. I had never been there before and am left with so much more information and reading to do and historical research to do that it will keep me busy for quite a while. — Susan Sandoval, California
Our art historian, Valeria, is going to Switzerland for advanced study in September, so the August 7-11 repeat study tour will be the last for a while. It is an amazing introduction to the Mexican Muralists: Rivera, Orozco and Siquieros, plus provides an in-depth look at the mystique and mastery of Frida Kahlo.
We enjoy fine dining, market fare, artisan galleries, and much more, too.