Diego I wanted to see. Yet I learned more than I expected...which was awesome. The National Palace was close so our guide took us to others. Grea5 job!
The Muralism Art in Mexico started in 1921 after the end of the military phase of the Mexican Revolution, when the government promoted mural program, to promote the new ideal ideals generated after the Revolution.
The Mexican government began to hire the country’s best artists to paint murals, calling some of them home from Europe including Diego Rivera. The muralists differed in style and temperament, but all believed that art was for the education and betterment of the people.
You will visit the first government sponsored mural project, which is located inside the wall of the old San Ildefonso College – at that time used for the National High School.
You will see the work of the three most influential muralists from the 20th century: Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Siqueiros, called “los tres grandes” (the three great ones). They all believed that art was the highest form of human expression and a key force in social revolution.
Your guide will take you into their work, noticing the main differences among them. You will be able to see the mythology they created around the Mexican Revolution and the Mexican people which is still influential to this day, as well as promote Marxist ideals.
Walk for 2 and a half hours in this incredible journey of art – the Muralism – which influenced the form to transmit messages even today, all the way from the United States to Argentina.
Adriana is one of the best tour guides I've ever had! Her knowledge of the artwork and Mexico history is tremendous. The thoroughness of her explanation of Diego Rivera's History of Mexico mural in the Palacio Nacional was remarkable - I frankly thought I got...More
My husband and myself were in town for a few days during the first week of November and decided to book a muralist tour to learn more of the muralist movement in Mexico. Unfortunately, the three museums that we were planning to visit originally were...More
I spent my last afternoon in Mexico City on a small walking tour of the nearby murals. The young woman - Adriana? - who lead the tour was very passionate and informed about the artwork and was a wonderful guide.
Ana was our tour guide and I could not believe how much we saw in only 3-4 hours. She provided us with an impressive amount of art history on Rivera, Siqueros, and Orozco as well as Mexican history. While I could have found many of...More