Exhibitions

Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Park

Permanent Exhibition

In 1947, the architect Carlos Obregon Santacilia invited the painter Diego Rivera to create a new mural. Rivera was hired to paint the mural in the del Prado hotel, located on Juarez Avenue, within walking a distance from the Alameda Park. The subject of the fresco, entitled "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Park," is an imaginary walk through Alameda Park in which the artist shares his childhood and youth memories with us. At the same time, the mural is the synthesis of the diverse historical periods that shaped our nation and it is a space where those periods are represented by some of their most meaningful characters.

All these characters, dreamed, real or imaginary, appear in front of our eyes in a great scene of brilliant chromaticity, framed by the old and leafy trees of the Alameda and the architecture that corresponds to each represented period: the Colony, the XIX century and the modernity. The mural weighs 35 tons and measures 15 meters and it was transferred to its current location, in the Diego Rivera Mural Museum, after the 1985 earthquake.

AUTHOR:

Diego Rivera

OPPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION:

March 19 2019 to June 30 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday , 11:00 - 17:00 hrs.
$35.00MX Free entry students, teachers, seniors (INAPAM) with valid ID from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays general free entry., Free admission students, teachers, seniors (INAPAM) with valid ID from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays general free entry.

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PRECINT

Diego Rivera Mural Museum   Ver más información del recinto

Colón S/N, Esquina con Balderas Col. Centro (Área 4), C.P. 6040, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc México, Ciudad de México   Cómo llegar

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