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Siqueiros Portrait of the Bourgeoisie in SME HQ

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jml
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I understand that this Siqueiros portrait is located in the (perhaps former?) headquarters of the Mexican Electricians Union in Mexico City. Is it possible to visit it? I can't even figure out where this building is, let alone whether it is still owned by the SME, and whether it is open for visits. Thanks for any help.

Edited: 11:57 am, July 14, 2019
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There is a very good article (in Spanish) on the SME website, but no indication of whether the mural can be visited. The HQ is just off Reforma: you could try phoning to ask. Or just show up during working hours. There is also some recently restored stained glass from the same period as the mural.

I saw a replica of the mural at an exhibition at Bellas Artes a couple of years ago and have wondered since if the mural is open to the public. It is a proper mural, and on three walls if I recall correctly. Its title is "Retrato de la Burguesía", hence your confusion in thinking it's a portrait.

http://www.sme.org.mx/mural.html

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https:/…

The tone of this article would indicate that it is open to the public, since it about murals that are must-see’s.

I would think it would be like going to the SEP to see the rivera murals there. You just tell the guard you want to see the mural and sign in.

You are right it is on all three walls of a staircase

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The web site gives the address as calle maestro antonio caso 45. It is not far off la reforma.

If you select contacto a map will open.

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Thanks to you both - this is very helpful!

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I have emailed them to ask about public access, as I'd like to visit myself. (I am not hopeful of a reply, but will post back if I get one!)

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You can visit during office hours M-F.

jml
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Thank you for checking in with them! I can't wait to see the mural!

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The mural is very impressive. I visited there couple years ago.

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