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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 #78 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I guess I liked this place more than most of the reviewers did. It doesn't have a big collection of DR's work, but I felt this place provides an intimate portrayal of his life. It was interesting that Frida stayed in a separate building on the premises - indicative of their tumultuous relationship. You'll be shown a short movie documentary... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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96 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This small museum won't require a lot of time. The building has an architectural value as one of the first of it's kind in Mexico. A small collection of personal objects.

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California
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58 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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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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United States
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67 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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137 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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85 helpful votes 85 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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