Diego Y Frida house studio

Also known as the Blue House (La Casa Azul) for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City. The building was the birthplace of Kahlo and is also the home where she grew up. Kahlo lived with her husband Diego Rivera for a number of years and eventually died in one of the rooms on the upper floor.

In 1958, Diego Rivera donated the home and its contents in order to turn it into a museum in Frida's honor.

The museum contains a collection of artwork by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and other artists along with the couple’s Mexican folk art, pre-Hispanic artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, personal items, and more displayed in the rooms of the house which remains much as it was in the 1950’s. Today it is the most popular museum in Coyoacán and one of the most visited in Mexico City.

Originally the house was the family home of Frida Kahlo, but since 1958 it has served as museum dedicated to her life and work. With about 25,000 visitors monthly it is one of Mexico City’s most-visited museums and the most-visited site in Coyoacán.

 

Dolores Olmedo

Hacienda museum (this place holds the biggest collection of Diego Rivera's painting works). María de los Dolores Olmedo y Patiño Suarez (December 14, 1908 – July 26, 2002; Mexico City) was a Mexican businesswoman, philanthropist and musician she was better known for her friendship with Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, she appeared on some of his paintings.

In 1962, she acquired a property at La Noria, Xochimilco in southern Mexico City, which she would later convert into a museum (named after herself) in 1994. Donating her entire collection of art including pre-Hispanic, colonial, folk, modern and contemporary art. The Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum host the greatest collection of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Angelina Beloff.

Upon her death in 2002, she left funds for taking care of her museum (Dolores Olmedo Museum in English), now open to the public.

The five-building complex contains up to 150 paintings, including 145 Rivera's, 25 from Kahlo's (and some of their scripts and drawings), nearly 6,000 pre-Hispanic figurines and sculptures as well diverse living animals such as geese, ducks, six xoloitzcuintles and Indian Peafowls kept in gardens. Recently new areas have been added to the museum, "her private rooms where she kept original decorations of her house such as ivory, china, and artwork .

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