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Robert Brady Museum
Ranked #2 of 50 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.
Hartford Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We spent about two hours in the museum enjoying the furniture and decorations as much as the art work itself. We had never heard of Robert Brady before we arrived in Cuernavaca--what an interesting and eccentric artist he must have been. The collection is quite impressive including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, African and Native American objets d'art, etc. We also appreciated Brady's own portraits of Peggy Guggenheim and Josephine Baker. This is a museum that is especially well-organized--each room had very helpful guides to identify every single painting, sculpture, mask, etc. The museum is just the right size for a two-hour visit with enough diversity to occupy the attention of a wide-variety of visitors. I should add that the curator was extraordinarily helpful -- he generously answered all of our many questions and offered a few wonderful anecdotes of his own.

Visited February 2014
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“What a GEM!!”
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
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing collection. Not to be missed”
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
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Little treasure”
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
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Thank TeacherKris
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