Diego Rivera Mural Museum



REVIEW

Inaugurated on February 1988, in the context of the anniversary of Diego Rivera’s death, the museum preserves the iconic mural: Dream on a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park (1947). Its vocation is to preserve, research, and promote this monumental work, establishing itself as a space for reflection around multiple critical discourses and taking as its departing point the artistic production of Diego Rivera and his contemporaries, as well as the point of view on his works that later generations have developed. Also, the museum is posed as a space meant to spread and promote the recovery and preservation of the artistic heritage.

Diego Rivera Mural Museum’s collection is of artistic and documentary bent, oriented to the artistic production of the muralist and his contemporaries, and tells with photos, drawings, and pictorial works.

Rivera’s fresco, of 15.66 meters long, was part of the ensemble of mural paintings that were made by Miguel Covarrubias, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma, and Roberto Montenegro, which decorated the luxurious Del Prado Hotel, located in the Juárez avenue, facing the Alameda Central.

The theme that Rivera proposed for his mural was the Alameda Central, the oldest park in Mexico City and Latin America, which has been the scenario for important historical events of the country, since colonial times and until our days.

“On 1947 I was commissioned to make a mural in the main dining hall of the new Del Prado Hotel. The theme I chose was: “a Sunday in the Alameda”. In the painting I was trying to blend my own childhood experiences in that garden together with scenes and characters associated to its history”. (Diego Rivera)

ADDRESS

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

OPENNING HOURS

From Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
$35 Entrada general. Libre acceso a maestros, estudiantes y personas de la tercera edad con credencial del INAPAM.
domingo, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.

PRICES

Entrada libre.

SERVICIOS

Guide visits | Clases

CONTACT

Luis Espinosa
Tel. (55) 1555 1900 ext. 5412
mmdr.difusion@inba.gob.mx

ACTIVITIES OF THIS PRECINCT

Games, Dreams, and an Evening in Alameda Park

June 08 to September 08 2019

Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Park

March 19 2019 to December 31 2020