Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo’s House-Studio Museum



REVIEW

This space is dedicated to the memory of Diego Rivera and to the study and analysis of his artistic generation in Mexico. In this place, Diego painted the largest part of his easel work (more than three thousand paintings) and planned the projects for the murals that he made in the second part of his life. In the meantime, Frida strengthened herself as an artist by the creation of almost 100 works.

The Diego Rivera Studio Museum was created on April 21st 1981, but it opened its doors to the public until December 16th 1986. This museum exhibits easel works, drawings, pre Hispanic and popular art pieces, documents, books, personal items and photographs of the time/period, which recreate Diego and Frida’s life and work atmosphere. Since February 28th 1997, it became a research and cultural diffusion institution.

During the years the museum has worked on the cultural field more than 250 temporary exhibitions have been presented, many of these itinerant through Mexico, The United States, Spain, New Zealand, Central and South America. It has edited and published nearly 70 books –catalogs  in which the knowledge of the art and life of Khalo, Rivera, O’Gorman and other artists is deepened. The museum offers workshops, lectures, book presentations, guided visits, and gives photographic support to institutions and cultural enterprises. Juan O’Gorman, painter, muralist, architect and Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo’s friend, designed the building that lodges the House-Studio Museum in 1931.

The edifice was built to be house and workshop for Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Khalo (1907-1954). The construction was erected according to the functionalist style. Due to the use of this architectonical concept, the house was declared artistic monument on March 25 1998. The house started to be inhabited by Diego and Frida in the beginning of 1934.    

ADDRESS

Diego Rivera 2, esquina con Altavista, Col. San Angel Inn, Alvaro Obregón, C.P. 1060, México, Ciudad de México

OPENNING HOURS

From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Entrada libre: estudiantes, maestros y afiliados al INAPAM. El museo cerrará el 25 de diciembre y 1 de enero.

PRICES

$35

SERVICIOS

Guide visits | Conferences | Photographic support to institutions and companies

CONTACT

Tel. (55) 8647 5470
medr.difusion@inba.gob.mx

ACTIVITIES OF THIS PRECINCT

September 07 2019

August 28 2019

August 23 2019

Michel Zabé. Memory of an Avant Garde

May 30 to September 01 2019

90 Years of Functionalism in Mexico

May 30 to December 31 2019

The First Functionalist Houses in Mexico

October 02 2018 to December 31 2019