Come to Mexico City for an art history tour! The July 2014 tour sold out in days. So we immediately scheduled another one. Don’t miss this –perhaps the last this year!
We will have a long weekend — 4 nights and 5 days, August 7-11, 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
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 of Rivera.
Note: Valeria is planning to go to Europe to continue her advanced studies in art history in September 2014, so this may be our last tour for the year! Don’t miss it.
Plus, we will shop for outstanding folk art, and eat at local markets, historic and fine contemporary restaurants!
The trip includes:
- 4 nights lodging at a highly rated, historic center hotel
- 4 breakfasts
- gala welcome dinner
- 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 that is part of the itinerary
- Thursday, August 7 — travel day, arrive and check into our hotel, gala welcome dinner (arrive by 6 p.m.)
- Friday, August 8 — guided visit to SEP, San Idlefonso, and the Palacio Nacional
- Saturday, August 9 — guided visit to Palacio Bellas Artes and Museo Mural de Diego Rivera, folk art shopping
- Sunday, August 10 — guided visit to Casa Azul and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño
- Monday, August 11 — 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.
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.
Reservations and Cancellations
A 50% deposit will guarantee your spot. The final payment for the balance is due by June 10, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, we will refund 50% of your deposit. We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation, baggage, emergency evacuation and medical insurance before you begin your trip, since unforeseen circumstances are possible.
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 notarized waiver of responsibility, holding harmless Norma Hawthorne and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC. Unforeseen circumstances happen!
To register, email us at email@example.com. If you have questions, we can arrange a Skype call. 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.