No Diego. Lots of Orozco, who was fixated on killing the rich. Interesting temp exhibits too. It's OK, may as well see the muralists while you're here.
We loved the beautiful old building and the wonderful murals painted throughout but had difficulty finding the Rivera one. A few people we asked in the building weren't even sure where it is. Finally a woman in the gift shop was able to direct us to the little theatre where his mural is klocated. They made sure we didn't take... More
This museum is in a building of the XVI century, which originally was a Jesuit college. In 1867, when the Jesuits were banned from Mexico, the building was converted into a high school for teachers ("Escuela Nacional Preparatoria"). To day it is a museum. In the years 1920-1930 the inside of the building was extensively painted by the most famous... More
the architecture, the murals, the design , the elegance AND the current exhibits that are always of high quality.
We went on Tuesday and found out it was a free day, so made it even more worth the while. If you are a fan of art, this museum has Diego Rivera's first mural on the bottom floor, and a great collection of Jose Clemente Orozco murals throughout
I've been coming to DF for four years now and somehow this museum has evaded me. What a spectacular place. The three floors of murals by Jose Alfonso Orozco would be enough to recommend this site, but the exhibitions just capped off the experience. Most museums would never show you how they restore works of art, but this museum not... More
There was a relatively interesting display of work from the recent Monterrey Biennial, but the real reason to visit San Ildefenso are the murals. Some of the most impressive in Mexico City.
After you visit the Zocalo and the Cathedral this place is only about 4 blocks away. A knowledgeable tour guide will show you around this very old "elite private school" that is full of mural paintings and will show you an old class room that has been well conserved and is just amazing. If you go the entrance is by... More
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