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“What a GEM!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Robert Brady Museum

Robert Brady Museum
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 16th-century structure, which served as the home of American artist and collector Robert Brady until his death in 1986, displays over 1,000 Mexican works of art and artifacts.
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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290 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“What a GEM!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We walked by this place several times and decided today to go in - partly because I read some recommendations on TA. It was the highlight of our trip. Brady made this home out of a 16th century convent and furnished it with 1300 works of art from his travels all over the world. The artwork is amazing and the house itself is a treasure. Don't miss this in Cuernavaca!

Visited February 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Amazing collection. Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Would highly recommend a visit to the Brady museum. The grounds are beautiful this time of the year, lots of flowers blooming. The folk art collected by Robert Brady is varied, colorful and interesting. There are written explanations in Spanish and English; the bilingual staff were all helpful and provided additional details about the collection and Mr. Brady. Only 40 pesos for the fee to enter. Once you are done viewing the museum, you are only a short walk to other interesting sites. Was surprised to learn that Robert Brady was born in central Iowa --- known more for farming than artists.

Visited January 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Little treasure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Small place in what used to be Mr. Brady's house. All the artwork found there was part of his private collection and is still in it's original place. Very modest but rich in its veriety, this place in the city-center is definitely worth a visit for any art enthusiast!

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

I'm not even a huge art fan but this place was absolutely incredible! The architecture of the building was just as amazing as the art within the building. We went mid-week in November and there was only one other group of people there. Highly recommend!

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Quirky, colorful, inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

It's hard to tell from the street that you're by a world-class art collection in a sprawling complex.This museum experience is like none other.

I wasn't aware of the story and legacy of Robert Brady (who attended one of my alma maters: School of the Art Institute of Chicago). His voracious acquisition of great art from around the world combined with his own powerful paintings provide the visitor with room-after-room of floor-to-ceiling art.

Each room features a laminated guide to what you're seeing, with certain masterpieces in bold. You need this guide since there is so much to see in every single room. There are pieces by Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, mounted on walls in the bedrooms, kitchens, stairways and vast tiled bathrooms. Masks, weapons, stone sculptures, textiles...this place has every artifact you can imagine.

The house is open-air and light enters from unexpected sources. Outside, you stand in the shadow of the fortress-like Cathedral amid lush shrubbery and flowers. The staff is very helpful. Brady is buried on-site. The entrance fee was about $4 and well worth it.

Visited October 2013
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