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Diego Rivera Studio Museum

Address: Diego Rivera | Altavista, Mexico City 01090, Mexico
Phone Number: 011-52-5-616-0996
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Ranked #75 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in one of Rivera's former studios, this museum has a small collection of his paintings.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in one of Rivera's former studios, this museum has a small collection of his paintings.
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California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This museum consists of three buildings -Rivera's studio, a rarely used separte studio of Khalo and a neighboring studio of O'Gorman who designed these buildings. The rivera studio has some interesting artifacts but the other two buildings merely serve as sites for temproary exhibits. I am a big fan of Diego rivera and so I enjoyed my visit but I... More 

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California
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1,024 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Actually, having already visited Frida's Blue House in Coyoacan that same day, I expected a lot more. These buildings gave no sense of the two formidable talents that had lived and worked there, and instead all I saw was an empty shell. Color me disappointed.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Contains some nice pieces by DR and has the added bonus of a bit of Frida's work too along with her on-site abode. Must have been the place to hang out in the 30's.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Out of the three structures, only one - Diego's house - had a room full of things. We saw that one first. Then we were directed to the other houses, our tickets solemnly torn, motioned up the stairs, yet there was absolutely nothing in the rooms of the other two structures, save for the toilet in Friida's bathroom. This place... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews 159 reviews
137 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was really cool to go see the house that was shared by Diego and Frida via a bridge connected their two houses. This place is also called Casa O Gorman after the person that designed it. Cheap to get in. Very nice staff. This is "slightly difficult" to find. I have made three separate trips to Mexico City, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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207 reviews 207 reviews
50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We wanted to see Diego's studio so hired a car and went out to San Angel.Interesting area its whee the well heeled lived when I was living in Mexico in the 70s. I understand they moved to Santa Fe. In any case a lot of staff on the premises but no one to explain things. Interesting to see his small... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

After visiting Museo Frida Khalo (Casa Azul), this site was a great disappointment. Frida's blue house was empty of furniture; it contained contemporary art that was ok, but not what we wanted to see. Diego's studio was interesting ... just wish the rest of the rooms were similarly furnished. If you are short on time, give this one a pass.

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London
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53 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I think for some this could be a disappointing tourist destination but if you love art and artists this is a good insight into a working studio. I found it interesting seeing where the artists lived separately to work and yet were still closely connected. Everyone was helpful but there seemed a lot of staff guarding each room which took... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Basically the only a few rooms open were the studio where Diego Rivera painted, a bedroom where DR died, and an anteroom. The Frida Kahlo house was being remodeled and a new exit was about to open later this month. I know some people liked the Frida Kahlo movie, but I thought it was very depressing, and didn't portray DR... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

After visiting Casa Azur, which was the home of Frida Khalo where her and Diego lived for some years, my family and I visited the studio from Diego. Actually this is not only his studio, but there are 2 studios in 2 modern houses in the same area, built to accommodate each one in one of the houses. So, they... More 

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