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“A bit of l'Orangerie in Mexico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
55 5555 1016
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Ranked #27 of 394 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe.
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“A bit of l'Orangerie in Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visited the museum at the beginning of 2014. During my visit I noticed the importance of Olmedo's Museum, the fact that another great institution (the Musée de l’Orangerie) had exchanged paintings from the likes of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Picasso for some of Rivera's and Kahlo's works really surprised me and gave me a better perspective about Mexican art globally. It's not an accident that the museum has such big impact, it hosts the greatest art collection of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and is a gift that Ms. Olmedo left to all the people to enjoy.

Visited January 2014
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“Diego Rivera, at last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Rivera is world-known for its murals, but he is so much more than that: discover this incredible painter in that (beautiful) museum. Frankly, a master and a genius, as Picasso was. Hope you'll get the shock I experienced in front of a small wonderful sketch he made of his mother, full of nuances and observations... and made when Rivera was 10!

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful museum and trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum is worth the trip for many reasons, a great collection, a beautiful house outside the central zones of the city. Overall a great experience.

Visited July 2014
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“nice but could be skipped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

If you have extra time i think the museum is worth visiting but if not dont push it. its nice to see some work from frida and diego but also there work is in many other places. the estate is beautiful the peacocks and mexican dogs just make this place. there was a musical event when i went unplanned for us but nice for the group, maybe check events to see if there will be one.

Visited January 2014
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“Long ride and it's worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a long ride on the Tren Ligero, you will get to a big country house, where you will admire all the pieces of art of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo, enjoy the peaceful gardens with the continuos curiosity of several peacocks looking at you. The old house of misses Olmedo is very particular, it has several pieces of Asian Art, you will have a good time

Visited June 2014
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