The Mexican Muralists, and especially the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are the focus of our Mexico City Art History Tour: Looking for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Arrive on November 13 and depart on November 17. This intensive study tour takes you into off-the-beaten path public art spaces and those that are more popular where Rivera, Orozco and Siquieros worked. Be prepared to walk, explore, discover, discuss and enjoy the Old World beauty of Mexico’s capital city. You will learn more in three days about Mexico, her culture and ethos, than you ever imagined, and how Rivera and Kahlo helped define a national identity after the 1910 Revolution. If you are intrigued by
- the mystery of Frida’s relationship with her mentor Diego Rivera, whom she married twice,
- social and political history of pre- and post-revolution Mexico,
- Mexican Muralist Movement as populist outcry and government tool,
- Aztec archeology,
- Colonial and Belle Epoque architecture,
- Mexico City as a food, culture, and art mecca,
This program is for you!
Our art historian has postponed her graduate studies in Europe for one year, so we are fortunate to be able to offer this program again.
If you have never traveled to Mexico City, this is a great introduction to the historic center and Casa Azul, the home Frida and Diego shared. Plus, we visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum that holds the largest collection of Diego’s and Frida’s work.
Mexico City is easy to fly to from anywhere in the United States and Canada. The city is safe, clean and hospitable. Our friendly hotel is located just two blocks from the Zocalo, the Palacio Nacional, the Catedral and the Templo Mayor archeological site of the Aztec power center. Questions? Contact Norma Hawthorne.